Overseas Chinese aid Quanzhou’s fight against virus
Seven batches of medical supplies donated by overseas Chinese arrived at Jinjiang International Airport outside the port city of Quanzhou in southeastern Fujian province from Jan 27 to Feb 3, according to local officials.
The donations include protective clothing, medical gloves and protective goggles, with a combined worth of 1.1 million yuan ($159.183). They came mainly from the Philippines and Vietnam.
Quanzhou Customs gave the green light to the donations, implementing an effective inspection and clearance mechanism to make sure there is no delay in delivering the supplies to the front line of the battle against the novel coronavirus, which has resulted in 37 confirmed cases of infection as Feb 4..
Most of the donations arriving at the airport were distributed to their designated institutions and organizations on the same day, contributing significantly to the coastal city's fight against the outbreak, said the customs.
Staff at Quanzhou Customs inspect medical supplies donated by overseas Chinese to fight the coronavirus at Jinjiang International Airport. [Photo/qzwb.com]