Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the United States Naval Medical Research Unit Three (NAMRU-3) has delivered medical supplies to the Government of Ghana in support of its COVID-19 response efforts.
The medical supplies included ribonucleic acid, a nucleic acid (RNA) extraction kits, reagents, viral collection swabs, universal and viral transport media to collect and store specimens, and the replenishment of other consumable lab supplies.
The U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing in Ramstein Air Base, Germany arrived at Kotoka International Airport on April 24, 2020.
According to a news report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the US Embassy's website, the supplies were originally ordered in January 2020 to support NAMRU-3 Ghana Detachment research efforts, specifically ongoing influenza surveillance, in partnership with Ghana’s National Influenza Centers.
Commenting on the delivery of the supplies, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan said this shows the growing partnership between the two states.
“The arrival of the needed medical supplies underscores the results of the growing partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana to combat COVID-19, to save lives and protect the people of this nation" she said.
Ghanaians took turns to express appreciation at the delivery from the United States.
Ernest prayed America comes out of the pandemic soon.
Benjamin said God bless US government for their support.
In other news, China has rejected calls for an independent international investigation into the deadly coronavirus which originated there.
According to a BBC report, a top diplomat in the UK, Chen Wen said, the demands were politically motivated and would divert China’s attention from fighting the pandemic.
It is believed that formation about the origin of COVID-19 and how it initially spread could help countries tackle the disease well.
Per media reports, the virus is believed to have started at a wildlife market in the city of Wuhan late last year, December 2019.
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