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Almost 60,000 medical supplies headed to Portugal

By SHI JING in Shanghai | | Updated: 2020-03-25 21:36
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With the joint efforts of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun International, Haitong Securities and Portuguese soccer player agency Gestifute, a total of 58,400 medical supplies will arrive at Portugal next week at the earliest.

This donation, which is part of the Global Anti-Virus Relief Scheme initiated by Fosun International in early March, will be the first medical supplies donation to Porto.

A total of 25,000 medical supplies donated by Fosun International arrived in Milan on early Sunday morning local time. The supplies included 400 sealed chemical protective suits, 1,400 medical protective suits, 200 pairs of goggles, 1,600 pairs of medical gloves, and 21,300 N95 face masks, among which 5,500 can be used in quarantined wards.

This was the third batch of medical supplies that Fosun had donated to Italy since the epidemic's outbreak. The latest supplies will be delivered to the eight Italian hospitals in acute shortage of necessities. Fosun's first donations arrived at Italy on March 14.

Property developer Longfor, Central China Real Estate Limited, Wolford, France-based real estate company Paref, and Italian luxury men's wear brand Caruso all helped with the latest donation.

Fosun's first donation to the United Kingdom, which consisted of 2,300 medical supplies, arrived on Friday.

The company's donation of 5,000 face masks used in quarantined wards arrived in Mumbai, India on March 12.

The local government of Seoul, South Korea also received Fosun's donation of 22,000 medical supplies on March 6.

Fosun Chairman Guo Guangchang said that the company is willing to make efforts to help combat the epidemic. As the disease hit the rest of the world, Fosun has set up 24 epidemic control and prevention teams all over the world, he said.

At the beginning of March, Fosun initiated the Global Anti-Virus Relief Scheme via China Entrepreneurs Forum to help the countries and regions hit hard by the novel coronavirus. Up to this date, a number of industry big names, including Baidu, New Oriental, Xiaomi and Sequoia Capital have all joined the plan.

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