China has provided a set of laboratory detection devices to the African Union (AU), in order to help African countries, including Libya, to combat epidemics, the Chinese ambassador to Libya has confirmed.

"China has made tremendous efforts to combat the coronavirus since it first emerged in Wuhan at the end of last year," the ambassador added.

He reiterated his country's commitment to the concept of a common future society for humanity in combating the epidemic, emphasizing his country's keenness to cooperate with the World Health Organization and the international community in this regard.