Medical aid

Vanuatu receives coronavirus medical aid from China

The aid was flown from China via Darwin, Australia on a chartered A320 flight over the Easter weekend.

The flight which was approved by the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) carried critical COVID-19 medical equipment and supplies onboard.

According to Airports Vanuatu Limited,all supplies were disinfected at the port of origin prior to transport to Vanuatu.

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The medical aid initiative has been led by Wantok Foundation, Rotary Club of Bundaberg and Global Care.

Wantok Foundation director Lloyd Finnis said Queensland Health had donated the medical equipment which was no longer needed.

“We’ve stored it here for a long period of time and now it’s time to start moving it over to third world countries where it’s actually needed,” Lloyd said.

“All this gear here is heading over to the outer islands of Vanuatu.”