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Thailand provides medical supplies to Nepal Nepal COVID19
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Thailand provides medical supplies to Nepal

South Asia Monitor/IBNS | @indiablooms | 31 May 2021, 05:32 pm

The Thailand government has extended medical supplies, including surgical masks, PPE sets, face shields, rapid antigen test kits, and oximeter among others to Nepalto boost its Covid-19 response.

The assistance that reached Kathmandu on Sunday was received by Nepal’s Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi in the presence of the Thailand envoy, reported The Himalayan Times. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali was also there during the ceremony.

"Medical aid has been provided by King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana, and Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradevyavati of Thailand," reads a statement released by Nepal’s Foreign Ministry.

Earlier Thailand had provided 46 oxygen concentrators to Nepal.

Hit by the deadly second Covid-19 wave, Nepal has sought assistance from all international partners, including the United Nations. China, the US, and other westerns nations have also extended medical supplies to the country.

China has provided over 20 oxygen cylinders among other assistance to deal with the oxygen crisis in the country. Lately, the number of daily infections has come down significantly, mostly due to stringent restrictions on movements for weeks.

During its peak, the country touched almost 10,000 cases daily. On Sunday, it reported just 3500 cases.