The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe has extended donations towards the cholera cause as it joins government in efforts to fight the deadly epidemic.

The embassy donated US$200 000, bottled water and water treatment chemicals towards the fight against the cholera outbreak that has up to date claimed at least 49 lives with thousands of cases also under treatment.

Handing over the donation at the Chinese embassy offices in Harare this Saturday, Acting Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Zhao Baogang said the donations towards the fight against cholera are meant to strengthen the good relations shared between the two countries.

He also said the Chinese government has availed 50 healthcare projects to be set up on the continent, Zimbabwe included.

The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obediah Moyo thanked the Chinese community in Zimbabwe and emphasised that the government is committed to ensuring the cholera epidemic is contained.

He also encouraged the public to exercise cleanliness, saying it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure health standards are maintained.

The donations were received in the presence of the inter-ministerial committee represented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube and the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Priscah Mupfumira.

The two ministers expressed gratitude to the Chinese government and maintained that the two countries will always share good relations.

The Chinese also revealed that they are also ready to set up investments in the country that will help Zimbabwe achieve President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 2030 middle income economy vision.