China contributes to golabal fight against COVID-19

Added On March 19, 2020

As the world is stepping up efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, China, still in a recovery mode itself, is trying its best to deliver help to other countries affected by the pandemic.
China Report has the details.
Chinese Foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Tuesday that China stands ready to provide Serbia with medical supplies and dispatch an expert team to support its fight against COVID-19.
Geng said that tiding over difficulties together during testing times has become a true portrayal of China and Serbia in building a community with a shared future.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday only China can help Serbia at a time when the European Union restricted exports of medicine and medical equipment.
The first batch of medical aid from China to Serbia has arrived in Belgrade over the weekend.
In Iraq, a seven-member Chinese expert team has arrived in Baghdad to help the war-torn country fight against the COVID-19.
China also delivered medical aid, including lab equipment and medical supplies, to Iraq.
Spain received half a million face masks from China on Tuesday.
The aid is donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation.
This is not the only donation to Spain from China. The Chinese community in Zaragoza also donated face masks, gloves and disinfectant to local authorities.
Tuesday's shipment of aid to Spain follows a similar shipment of 300,000 masks from China to Belgium on Monday.
The Chinese government has also sent several teams of Chinese medical experts to Italy to aid the anti-coronavirus fight, as well as donated medical supplies and equipment to the country.
Meanwhile, in Africa, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation has pledged to donate medical supplies including testing kits, masks and protective suits to 54 African countries to assist their prevention and control of COVID-19.
China has been joining hands with the world to fight COVID-19 by donating medical supplies as well as sharing information and experience, among others.
According to the National Health Commission, China has so far shared epidemic prevention and treatment guidelines with more than 100 countries and over 10 international and regional organizations around the world.