FSM receives cash donation, protective gear from China


FSM Health Secretary Livingston A. Taulung receives China's Covid-19 relief aid from Chinese Ambassador Huang Zheng during a turnover ceremony May 21, 20202. Photo courtesy of FSM Information Service

Palikir, Pohnpei — The Federated States of Micronesia has received $50,000 in cash donation and thousands of protective gear from China, representing the second wave of Beijing's relief assistance in response to Covid-19.

FSM Health Secretary Livingston A. Taulung received the donation Chinese Ambassador Huang Zheng during their meeting on May 21.

Besides the cash assistance, China handed over approximately 10,000 medical face masks, 200 sets of protective clothing and 1,000 pairs of medical gloves to FSM.

China previously gave FSM $100,000 in financial support and an additional $150,000 equivalent in donations of personal protective equipment for first responders.