Pakistan receives medical supplies from Chinese foundations to fight COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-25 22:36:32|Editor: yan
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ISLAMABAD, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Wednesday received the medical supplies donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation to better tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan.

Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Consul General of China to Karachi Li Bijian and representatives of the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan received the donated 500,000 face masks including N95 masks in southern port city of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

More medical supplies provided by the two foundations will arrive in Karachi within this week, including 50,000 testing kits, a large number of protection clothes, and forehead thermometers, the consul general said on Twitter.

According to the data released by the health ministry of Pakistan, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country reached 1,022 on Wednesday.

Sindh province is the worst-hit area by the novel coronavirus in the country with 413 cases confirmed, followed by 310 in eastern Punjab province.