CHINA BUILDS MASSIVE EBOLA TREATMENT CENTER

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China continues to show its support in the fight against Ebola in the West African region. The country made yet another significant contribution to this fight by opening a 100 bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese army medics stood at attention. The Chinese Ebola Treatment Center was toured by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who commented that the facility was “first class”.

The facility is air conditioned and has digital document keeping systems instead of paper, and is expected to start accepting patients next week; this is according to officials from the Chinese Embassy. The giant white building is topped with a blue roof and red signs. The signs bear Chinese characters on them. The edifice was built in the parking lot of a stadium outside Monrovia, Liberia’s capital.

China is Africa’s largest trading partner and has especially close ties with Liberia, where many Chinese firms won contracts for post-war reconstruction projects. It has pledged $81 million in aid to West Africa, including the money for the treatment center, to bring about a cessation to the Ebola outbreak and has also sent at least 200 medical staff and promised more.

Extracted and modified from Yahoo News

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