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Jiaxing donates medical supplies to intl sister cities

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 23, 2020

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Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province sends 45 boxes of medical supplies to three of its international sister cities in Japan and South Korea on March 22. [Photo/cnjxol.com]

Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province sent 45 boxes of medical supplies to three of its international sister cities in Japan and South Korea on March 22, local media reported.

The 45 boxes of 60,000 medical masks will be donated to Fuji and Sakai in Japan and Gangneung in South Korea to aid in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia.

Several days before, Pinghu county-level city in Jiaxing also mailed 450,000 masks to support overseas Chinese as well as Hong Kong and Macao residents who were born in Pinghu.

When the epidemic was at its height in Jiaxing, international sister cities and overseas Jiaxing natives offered timely assistance to the city. Fuji donated 10,000 masks, Sakai provided 350 sets of protective clothing (including goggles, masks, clothing, and gloves) and 130 individual protective clothing articles, and Gangneung also sent medical supplies.

The mayors of Fuji and Gangneung also made videos expressing their support for Jiaxing.

According to the latest report by the World Health Organization, by March 20, 266,073 confirmed cases and 11,184 deaths had been reported around the world, and the epidemic had spread to 182 countries and regions.

As of March 22, 251,655 confirmed cases (including 17,298 new cases), 11,271 deaths (including 928 new deaths), and 24,710 recoveries (including 989 new recoveries) had been reported outside the Chinese mainland.

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Staff members load boxes of medical supplies onto a China Post vehicle. [Photo/cnjxol.com]