Czech Support against Coronavirus
Chinese expat groups in the Czech Republic such as the Qingtian Association of the Czech Republic collected 780,000 medical masks for the epidemic in China. The staff of the Czech Station and Chinese expat volunteers spent three days and nights sorting and packing 250,000 masks, which were donated by Ms. Liao Jilian, into 250 boxes. These masks were transported to Prague Airport at 8:30 a.m. local time on February 3 and carried by Chinese passengers to Beijing through flight HU7938 of Hainan Airlines.
“The Czech Station gave us great support. They provided us with storage space of 1000 m2 for free, assisted us in completing procedures for export declaration, and helped us contact logistics and transportation companies,” said Chinese expats in the Czech Republic. They also added that only when their motherland is strong and safe can they feel safe and secure overseas, so the donation was what they felt they should do for the epidemic in China.
The Czech Station has also purchased hundreds of protective medical suits and tens of thousands of medical surgical caps from other countries. These medical supplies will be donated to China’s medical institutions and transported to China in batches. (By Wu Fengyu, translated by Jin Haiqiong, edited by Kendra Fiddler)