THE City of Harare received a boost in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic when a Russian businessman with operations in the capital city donated ten ventilators yesterday.
“A Good Samaritan has donated 10 ventilators to council. The benefactor chose to remain anonymous. So far one machine has been delivered with the remaining nine expected by weekend,” the City of Harare announced via social media yesterday.
Although they would not name the Good Samaritan, Chaosafrica can reveal that his name is Felix, a Russian businessman who operates the Mbudzi Complex at the roundabout along Simon Mazorodze Road towards Masvingo
A Good Samaritan has donated 10 ventilators to council. The benefactor chose to remain anonymous. So far one machine has been delivered with the remaining nine expected by weekend. pic.twitter.com/7zbqwqIND7
— City of Harare (@cohsunshinecity) April 21, 2020
This comes as this week, Zimbabwe received 23 tonnes of medical supplies bought from China by fuels baron Kudakwashe Tagwirei, while a further 7 tonnes of the cargo delivered by an Air Zimbabwe charter plane were bought by Chinese businesses in the country.
Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire and founder of e-commerce giant AliBaba, also announced a second tranche of donations to 52 African nations grappling with the pandemic.
The donations come when the country is intensifying its fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has so far killed three people in the country.
According to the latest update released by the Ministry of Health and Child Care last night, Zimbabwe has 28 cases of the coronavirus, including the three deaths and two recoveries>chaosafrica