NAY PYI TAW, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's military donated protective equipment to help China in its battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on Tuesday.
The donation including 90,000 pieces of surgical masks, 90,000 pieces of N-95 respirators and 90,000 pairs of safety goggles were handed over to Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport.
"The donation is as part of humanitarian assistance to portray closer military cooperation with China," said General Mya Tun Oo, chief of general staff of Myanmar Army, Navy and Airforce, extending wishes for speedy recovery from the epidemic in China.
Ambassador Chen said it is a critically important moment for China in fighting against the virus now and expressed his belief that China will win the battle against the COVID-19 soon.
A military aircraft loaded with the protective gears left Myanmar's airport to Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan province, on Tuesday after the donation ceremony.