Presenting the medical gurus to the government, the Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho Lei Kezhong said the group came at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro.
The outfit’s presence in Lesotho, he said is an indication of strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
Mr Kezhong said the pandemic has brought both Lesotho and China closer together as they have been working as a unit since its outbreak.
Dr Majoro said the Chinese medical specialists will work together with Lesotho front-line doctors and other health experts for the next 10 days in a bid to share their experiences, knowledge and skills relevant for Lesotho to effectively respond to the pandemic.
The group is expected to thereafter proceed to Angola which will be the 15th country in Africa to receive this kind of assistance from China.
Dr Majoro expressed his gratitude to China for responding to his request to assist Lesotho contain the virus and save people’s lives.
The positive response by China, he said is a symbol of a long standing and deep friendship between the Chinese and Basotho.
“The Coronavirus specific assistance comes on top of China’s deployment of eight medical specialists at the Motebang Hospital to deal with specialised cases that require skills not presently available in the country.