Photo taken on Feb. 27, 2020 shows boxes of masks donated to Daegu by the Chinese Embassy, in Seoul, South Korea. (File photo: Chinese Embassy in South Korea/Handout via Xinhua)
XINING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 15,000 face masks donated by northwest China's Qinghai Province to South Chungcheong province of the Republic of Korea (ROK) was shipped off Friday morning, according to the provincial foreign affairs office.
The batch of anti-coronavirus supplies including 2,000 N95-rated masks and 13,000 surgical masks is expected to arrive at the ROK's Incheon Airport on April 7.
The office said the province received medical supplies including 2,000 pairs of medical rubber gloves and 40 sterilizers donated by the ROK when Qinghai was hit by the outbreak. As the epidemic eases in China, the province decided to donate supplies to South Chungyeong province to support its fight against the virus.
Qinghai and South Chungyeong province signed a letter of intent to establish friendly relations in 2014.