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    By Maureen Okon
    Abuja, April 20, 2021 (NAN) The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Abuja has donated Coronavirus (COVID-19) medical equipment to the Federal Government, to help in the fight against the pandemic, a statement from the embassy on Tuesday, in Abuja, has said.
    According to the statement, the donation is part of the Kingdom’s efforts at the international level to combat the spread of the pandemic.
    It said that the Kingdom donated relevant medical equipment worth one million dollars to the government.
    The statement said that 23 ventilators has been donated, however, the date for the remaining equipment would be announced later.
    It said that the remaining equipment include: “Surgical Sterile Gowns 25,000 pieces. Non-Surgical Sterile Gowns 125,000. Mask (KN95) 188,000. Surgical Masks 1, 606, 700 and Nitrile Gloves 9,500.
    “This is part of the donation by the Kingdom, which amounts to $500 million to support the international efforts aimed at combatting the COVID-19 pandemic .
    “Also, the Kingdom has earmarked $24 million as aid in kind to 26 countries,” the statement added

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