Shenzhen is playing an active role in the global battle against the coronavirus pandemic, with government departments, enterprises and social organizations providing medical supplies, technology and services to help other countries weather the storm.
On April 13th, the Shenzhen customs are inspecting city’s aid materials donated to its overseas sister counterparts.[Photo\Nanfang Daily]
As of Tuesday, 1.5 million surgical masks and other medial supplies from Shenzhen had been transported to 37 cities and organizations in 24 countries.
Winner Medical Co Chairman and CEO Li Jianquan said the company has sold and donated more than 20 million masks to other countries, including the United States, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Japan and South Korea.
"We expect to export 80 million to 100 million masks and over 1 million gowns by the end of this month," he said.
Medical device provider Mindray has delivered more than 100,000 pieces of medical equipment since late January, of which about 40,000 were taken overseas, including to North America, Europe and South America, said Wu Hao, the company’s executive vice-president.
So far, the company has completed delivery and installation of more than 5,000 medical devices in 15 days since a purchase from Italy. It also provided nearly 3,000 patient monitors, ventilators and other medical devices to Russia.
Drone maker DJI has been using its small, remote-control aircraft to carry out disinfection task in a number of countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Serbia and United Arab Emirates. In addition to providing hardware products, it has also been offering training and technical services for those countries.
To facilitate cross-border trade, Shenzhen Customs has stepped up customs clearances, with 134 batches of medical supplies with 41 million units being released each day at its peak.
Social organizations in Shenzhen are also making efforts. The Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation said it has worked with 20 social organizations in their donations of 320,000 surgical masks, 700 gowns, six air disinfecting machines and other medical supplies to eight sister cities since early March, including Milan, Turin, Gwangyang, Busan, Tsukuba and Bern.