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Freight train sends anti-virus materials to Hong Kong

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-03-02 16:26
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The first cross-border freight train carrying anti-pandemic supplies from the Chinese mainland departs from the Pinghu South National Logistics Hub in Shenzhen for Hong Kong, March 2, 2022. [WILLIAM XU/CHINA DAILY]

SHENZHEN -- A freight train loaded with anti-COVID-19 supplies in 18 containers left Shenzhen Wednesday for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in the central authorities' efforts to help Hong Kong combat COVID-19.

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong freight train runs once a day at the current stage, and its frequency may be increased according to the needs of Hong Kong. A single train trip takes 35 minutes.

Wednesday's train carried 1.1 million COVID-9 virus test kits and 20,000 pieces ofprotective clothing and other medical supplies. The materials will be distributed to the anti-epidemic front on the same day.

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