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South Korea joins COVID-19 fight

By Simon Ssekidde

Added 21st April 2020 03:18 PM

The items include Infrared thermometers, gloves, masks, sanitisers, fuel worth sh2m, medical equipment and sanitary materials worth sh60m.

South Korea joins COVID-19 fight

Seoung (right) handing over some of the equipment to the Mpigi COVID-19 taskforce. Photo by Simon Ssekidde

The items include Infrared thermometers, gloves, masks, sanitisers, fuel worth sh2m, medical equipment and sanitary materials worth sh60m.

The Government of the Republic of South Korea through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated medical equipment and sanitary supplies to the Mpigi district community. 
 
Rosemary Byabashaija, the resident district commissioner and also the head of Mpigi district taskforce on COVID-19, received the consignment which was delivered by Park Hea Seoung, the project manager of KOICA. 
 
These include, Infrared thermometers, gloves, masks, sanitisers and fuel to help the taskforce in monitoring worth sh2m, medical equipment and sanitary materials worth sh60m.  
 
According to Seoung, the donation is intended to control and prevent the spread of the pandemic in the district and also a response to the call made by the President of the Republic of Uganda.
 
Byabashaija thanked the Korean republic for the donation they gave to the Mpigi community and encouraged other well-wishers to come out and donate items such as food to the people who are suffering from hunger due to the lockdown.
 

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