The Korean Embassy in Rwanda has donated 100,000 masks worth of $100,000 to Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) in a bid to support Rwanda's efforts to tackle the coronavirus, or Covid-19.
The KF94 masks were handed over at a ceremony held on September 11, 2020 at the Kigali International Airport between Dr. Emile Mwikarago, the Division Manager of Rwanda’s National Reference Laboratory on behalf of RBC and Jongyun Choi, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Korean Embassy.
According to a statement, Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, the Director-General of the RBC appreciates the Government of the Republic of Korea for this timely support.
“We appreciate the contribution of the Government of Korea; indeed the masks will help us to stop the spread of Covid-19, this is a sign of concrete cooperation; a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
The Korean government is committed to contributing to the fight against Covid-19 in different areas.
The Deputy Chief of Mission of the Korean Embassy said, “At a time of the unprecedented pandemic situation, global solidarity is more important than ever. Korea will be a close friend of Rwanda in its fight against Covid-19”.
KF94 mask is equivalent to FFP2 mask in Europe and N95 mask in the United States and is mostly used as personal protection equipment for frontline workers.