BUDAPEST, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Hungary has donated 2,750 surgical masks to the Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual School in Budapest, according to a press release on the embassy's official website on Friday.
Workers make face masks in the workshop of a textile company in Jimo district of Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Feb 12, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
The donation will support the teachers and students of the school to fight against the novel coronavirus, said the release.
Erdelyi Zsuzsanna, president of the school thanked the Chinese embassy for bringing these urgently-needed supplies at this crucial moment and expressed the confidence to win the war against the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the only full-time public school in Central and Eastern Europe that incorporates Chinese into its curriculum just as the local language, Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual School has gained popularity in Hungary in recent years.
According to official figures, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hungary stood at 1,763 on Friday, with 207 recoveries and 156 fatalities. Enditem