North China's Shanxi Province plans to donate another 478,000 surgical masks to a group of friendship cities and friendly and cooperative partners, overseas associations and chambers of commerce, according to the provincial government's foreign affairs office Tuesday.
This is the fourth and largest batch of medical donations organized by the provincial-level authorities in Shanxi.
The donees include seven friendship regions such as Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic and Kenya's Mombasa County, 12 friendly and cooperative partners in countries including Kyrgyzstan, Brazil and Thailand, as well as seven overseas Chinese organizations.
Prior to this, Shanxi has donated surgical masks, goggles, protective clothing, traditional Chinese medicine granules and other epidemic prevention materials to 30 local governments in 20 countries as well as 63 overseas Chinese groups, chambers of commerce and international student groups.
Shanxi has paired up with 58 local governments in 26 countries as friendship cities and established friendly and cooperative partnership with 110 local governments in 48 countries.