PM sends health supplies to Coronavirus-hit China


Dhaka, Feb 16: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sent the first consignment of health supplies including masks, hand-gloves and gawns to China as it is fighting with the coronavirus that killed 1665 people of the country.Expressing deep shock at the death of corona-infected Chinese people, the premier also sent a letter to the China president Xi Jinping.

Foreign Minister Dr AKM Abdul Momen handed over the letter and health supplies to Chinese ambassador to Dhaka Li Jiming at the foreign ministry on Sunday.

In the letter, Sheikh Hasina also invited China president to the Bangabandhu’s birth centenary programme, the minister said.

However, China is sending 500 Covid-19 detection kits to Bangladesh, said Bangladesh foreign ministry.