The Chinese community on Tuesday donated 5,000 medical facemasks to Limbe Police Station as part of their drive to support the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

Speaking during the ceremony at Limbe Police Station, vice president of the Chinese community Mr Ai Juan Xin said, “We have decided to donate the masks to protect frontline officers from the deadly pandemic.”

He also commended the good working relationship that exists between them and the police. He added that, “this is just the beginning and expect more donations from us.”

In his remarks, the Officer-In-Charge of Limbe Police Station, Timothy Phiri, thanked the Chinese Community for the timely donation.

“This will go a long way in assisting officers in the fight and prevention of the deadly pandemic. We are hopeful our relationship with the Chinese community will keep getting better.

“I urge other well-wishers to emulate what their counterparts are doing in assisting their police, especially with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs),” said Phiri.

According to health officials the war against COVID-19 needs concerted efforts. To date the country has 14,498 active COVID-19 cases with 8,945 recoveries.

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