MASERU – Egypt on Tuesday donated COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Lesotho, in a move described as strengthening existent ties between the two countries.
Arriving at the Moshoeshoe I International Airport outside Maseru, the consignment was received by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Machesetsa Mofomobe, and the Deputy Minister of Health Nto Moakhi on behalf of the government of Lesotho.
The gesture by the Egyptian people to remember Basotho during this difficult time of the rampant Coronavirus was hailed as indeed an indication that the two countries enjoyed cordial bilateral relations.
In his remarks minister Moakhi thanked the government of Egypt and its people for the donation, saying the PPE comes at a time when the Lesotho, particularly health professionals are in dire need. He assured the PPE will be distributed to different health centres mostly in need.
On his part, Mofomobe said that support from Lesotho’s partners such as Egypt, the war against the Coronavirus will be won.
The PPE comprised a total of 1 845 sterilized gloves, 2 610 overall aprons, 1 056 face shields, 741 plastic goggles, 708 safety boxes and 222 plastic boots. Since the first confirmed COVID-19 positive case in Lesotho, 31 people have died.