Quanzhou donates supplies to Philippines

FUZHOU: The city of Quanzhou, eastern China’s Fujian Province, has been sending anti-epidemic supplies to the Philippines, according to local authorities.
The lastest batch of medical supplies include six ventilators, 7,000 protective suits, 2,000 goggles, 272 thermometers, 920,000 medical masks and 5,200 N95-rated masks as well as 44,200 cases of traditional Chinese medicines. The supplies were donated by local governments and associations of returned overseas Chinese of Quanzhou. The city also set up several medical consulting groups on China’s social messaging app WeChat and 24-hour hotlines for those Chinese stranded abroad.
Jinjiang, a county-level city in Quanzhou, shipped 1.4 million face masks and 3,000 protective suits to the city of Davao of the Philippines via a charted plane on Thursday. The two cities inked sisterhood in 2018 in a bid to boost trade and tourism. On March 25, a charted plane loaded with 11.9 tonnes of medical supplies including test kits and face masks departed from the Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport and arrived in Manila two and half hours later. The southeastern Asian country has reported 2,633 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the death toll has risen to 107 as of Thursday afternoon.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item