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China's aid to support war against Ebola arrives in Ghana

Xinhua | Updated: 2014-10-31 10:00

ACCRA - Chinese medical supplies and equipment to aid Ghana's fight against the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Viral Disease arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra late Wednesday night.

The materials include protective clothing, protective goggles, sprayers, gauze mask, body thermometer and temperature monitors.

Other countries to benefit from the relief are Mali, Benin, Guinea Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria.

The materials are expected to reach the capitals of the countries before the end of October.

Ghana is yet to record a single case of the virus as over 100 cases have tested negative at the foremost Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana, Legon.

According to the World Health Organization, Ebola has killed more than 4,900 people globally.

The WHO said the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, adding that transmission remains "intense" in the capital cities and cases continue to be under- reported.

A formal handing-over ceremony will be held this week.

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