Chongqing donates a batch of medical and epidemic prevention goods to Italy, Iran and South Korea
The second batch of donations to overseas organized by Chongqing Municipal Government
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Recently, the topic of China’s assistance to other countries and regions in fighting against the epidemic has been frequently searched, which has made many foreign netizens lament the gratitude and responsibility of Chinese people. On March 19, Chongqing Municipal Government donated a batch of medical and epidemic prevention goods to Italy and Iran to support local people to fight against the epidemic.
Goods donated to Italy by Chongqing
The batch of medical and epidemic prevention supplies included 150,000 medical surgical masks, 30,000 FFP2 masks donated to the Italian government, 100,000 medical surgical masks and 50,000 KF94 masks donated to the Iranian government and Shiraz, Iran. This is also the second batch of donations from Chongqing. On the goods donated to Italy, the two languages of Chinese and Italian read “Come on, Italy!” It’s very eye-catching on the packing box. The slogan on goods donated to Iran were written in Chinese and English respectively, “Friends have no distance while they are ten thousand miles away from each other”.
In 1988, with the assistance of the Italian government, Chongqing Medical Emergency Center was successfully launched. (Picture provided by Chongqing Medical Emergency Center)
In addition to the help in times of adversity, the honest people of Chongqing remember the kindness of Italian many years ago. As early as 1988, with the assistance of Italian government, Chongqing Medical Emergency Center was successfully launched. At that time, Italy provided equipment, 19 ambulances and a complete set of ICU equipment which worth about $3 million. The Italian Prime Minister came to China to attend the inauguration ceremony of Chongqing Medical Emergency Center.
Emergency ambulances donated by Italy in 1988 (Picture provided by Chongqing Medical Emergency Center)
Guido Bilancini, the Consul General of Italian Consulate General in Chongqing (Right)
According to Guido Bilancini, the Consul General of the Italian Consulate General in Chongqing, it is the first batch of medical materials officially donated to the Italian Red Cross in Southwest China. At present, Italy is in urgent need of these goods. Chongqing’s generous donation made him feel the friendship of Chongqing people to Italy.
According to Chongqing Municipal Government Foreign Affairs Office, since the outbreak of the epidemic, Chongqing has received care, support and assistance from foreign governments, international sister cities, and international organizations in various ways. Chongqing people can’t forget the help in times of adversity. Chongqing has donated a batch of medical and epidemic prevention goods to some foreign cities on March 10, including 5,000 N95 masks and 15,000 disposable medical masks to Seoul, South Korea; 5000 N95 masks and 10000 disposable medical masks to Jeollanam-do, South Korea. Chongqing also plans to donate to several cities in South Korea. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)