OUAGADOUGOU, July 23 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Embassy in Burkina Faso donated a temperature sensor robot to equip the international airport of Ouagadougou, official source said on Thursday.
The Chinese ambassador Li Jian handed over the donation as part of efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation on Wednesday. The move also showed solidarity with countries in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The robot, newly manufactured in China, can take the temperature of six people simultaneously.
It is meant to step up health security measures at the international airport of Ouagadougou which is about to resume air services.
It is an invaluable support, said Burkina Faso’s national agency for civil aviation director general Hyacinthe Compaore.
On Wednesday, Burkina Faso decided to reopen air borders on Aug. 1.
Since March 21, the west-African country has closed its borders after detection of first COVID-19 case on March 9.
Burkina Faso had reported a total of 1,070 confirmed cases, with a death toll of 53. Enditem