Quzhou, a city in eastern China's Zhejiang province, has joined other Chinese cities and social organizations to donate medical supplies to its sister cities around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 30, Quzhou sent a batch of donated medical supplies to three of its sister cities — Catanzaro in Italy, Sumqayit in Azerbaijan, and Murcia in Spain — to help them combat COVID-19. The supplies included 60,000 masks and 600 protective suits.
Quzhou donates medical supplies to Catanzaro in Italy, Sumqayit in Azerbaijan, and Murcia in Spain to help them combat COVID-19 on March 30, 2020. (Photo: China.org.cn)
Later in April, the city donated to Sano in Japan, Red Wing in the U.S., and the Children of the Doolittle Raiders organization.
According to an official from the Quzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce, the city received a lot of support and assistance from its sister cities and organizations at the very beginning of the outbreak, and now it's "our turn to extend a helping hand to them when some of them are facing big pressure from the prevention and control of the virus."
Moreover, in order to address a market shortage of masks, the city encouraged some of its qualified enterprises to shift their businesses to the production of masks.
Zhejiang Pan Casa Co., a local famous manufacturer of furniture products, said it has set up 10 production lines of KN95 masks and three lines of disposable masks. The company's daily production capacity can now reach up to 500,000 KN95 masks and 500,000 disposable ones.