Dominica thanks China for help as COVID-19 situation eases

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  • Officials in #Dominica have attributed the island nation’s victory over the #coronavirus to international aid, especially that from #China. Beijing has provided the country with medical supplies and doctors, as well as consultancy on how to curb the virus. Dominica reported only 18 infections in total over the past few months, and all of them have now recovered. Borders had been closed and schools shut since the first case was reported in March. Officials say they’re now looking to get the local economy back on track. The prime minister thanked China for helping Dominica overcome the health crisis.

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