CHINA China speeds up air transport of emergency supplies


China speeds up air transport of emergency supplies


14:49, February 04, 2020


Medical materials are unloaded from a plane at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan 28, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's civil air transport is playing its role in delivering emergency supplies to help fight the novel coronavirus epidemic.

As of Feb. 2, a total of 4,330 flights had been dispatched in missions delivering emergency supplies, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

These flights have transported more than 604,000 items, including masks, medical protective clothing and disinfectant, for the epidemic prevention and control.

Among them, 138 flights have been sent to central China's Hubei Province to deliver more than 192,000 items of emergency supplies, with a total weight of around 1,213 tonnes.

Meanwhile, China's civil aviation authorities have coordinated with airliners to carry 7,558 medical personnel to areas hard-hit by the virus and bring 399 stranded passengers back home from overseas by charter flights.

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