COVID-19: Air Peace Delivers 2nd Batch Of Chinese Medics, Supplies

COVID-19: Air Peace Delivers 2nd Batch Of Chinese Medics, Supplies

By Agency Reports on April 9, 2020
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COVID-19: Air Peace delivers 2nd batch of medical supplies, personnel from China

The Federal Government has taken delivery of the second batch of medical supplies and personnel from China in the vigorous fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Allen Onyema, the chairman of Air Peace confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

The Federal Government on April 5, 2020, received the first batch of medical supplies from Istanbul, Turkey, conveyed by Nigeria’s carrier, Air Peace.

Onyema explained that the country’s biggest carrier, Air Peace, delivered the supplies on Wednesday after a historic non-stop flight to the Chinese capital, Beijing.

Onyema commended the Federal Government for its commitment to protecting Nigerian citizens from the dreaded pandemic ravaging the world.

He also thanked the government for choosing an indigenous carrier to carry the medical supplies from Turkey and China.

The airline chief observed that this was a huge encouragement to local airline operators and the promotion of indigenous businesses, which create jobs for the teeming Nigerian youth.

He said: “Another history was made on April 7, 2020, as Air Peace Boeing 777-200ER (P4 5-NBVE) landed in Beijing, China, by 14:18pm, for the airlift of the country’s medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19.

”This is the first time a Nigerian airline will be doing a direct non-stop 14 hours flight to China.

“The aircraft operated another non-stop 15 hours flight to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

“All the six-man crew are Nigerians. May God Almighty be praised for everything. We are all one under one God. Congratulations Nigeria,” he said.

Onyema said among the materials brought in by the Air Peace flight included 16-tons of test kits, ventilators, disinfectant machines, disposable medical masks.

He said others were medicines, rubber gloves, protective gowns, goggles, face shields, infra-red thermometers, and other critical care items.

See Photos of the medical supplies below

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