Antananarivo, April 9, 2020. In order to support the efforts undertaken by the authorities to fight against the spread of Covid-19, Ambatovy donated a batch of 3,000 protective coveralls to the official authorities of Antananarivo on Thursday, April 9, 2020. This donation follows other contributions given to the health authorities in Toamasina, Moramanga, and Brickaville, with a total number of 5,200 protective coveralls.

Those 5,200 hooded and antistatic coveralls, consistent with the technical and medical requirements, are compatible with a respirator and protect against radioactive particles (EN 1073-2, category 2) and infectious agent (EN 14126) contamination. They will be used by the frontline medical personnel who treat patients and do the testing, as well as by the various frontline staff, including those working at the health barriers, to individually protect them against any contact with the virus.

This batch of 5,200 protective coverall supplements previous donations made by Ambatovy since last month, as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. As a reminder, the Company already gave the following contributions to Toamasina and Moramanga:

  • Medical supplies and equipment donated to the hospitals of Toamasina and Moramanga, including pulse oximeters, air compression nebulizers, tracheal intubation catheters set with valve, FFP3 masks, paediatric oxygen spectacles, medical and surgical gloves, folding stretchers, electronic thermometers, and standard mattresses.
  • 500 kg of rice and 28 bottles of edible oil given to the BNRGC in Toamasina.
  • 2,235 foods to the medical staff at the University Hospital Center of Morafeno and the Operational Command Center of Toamasina, as well as the staff working at the health barriers on the National Road 2 (Marozevo and Beforona).


The total value of Ambatovy’s contribution to the fight against Covid-19 amounts to 132 million Ariary, to date.