KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — When China was fighting the COVID-19 at its peak, over 60 international sister cities, organisations and collaborators offered whatever support they could to the people of Xi’an and donated epidemic prevention supplies.

After so much hard work, China has made phased achievements in containing the outbreak, and the ancient capital of Xi’an is reviving its prosperity.

Now, in a sign of solidarity and in reciprocation of help when needed, the Xi’an Municipal Government immediately coordinated assistance for its international sister cities in a variety of ways.

According to a statement, the Municipal authorities provided the first batch of medical and anti-epidemic supplies to seven sister cities in four countries, namely Italy, Iran, South Korea and the Philippines.

In addition, donated supplies including medical masks, protective clothing, medical gloves, and disinfection and sterilisation supplies were collected from the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport and sent to the four countries. 

On April 13, a batch of supplies was collected for distribution to more than 10 cities in a number of countries, namely France, Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, Colombia and Nepal, and these supplies will arrive at the destinations very soon.

As a next step, Xi’an will collect and distribute more donated supplies to other cities, and the city authorities also plan to send supplies to its international expert consultants.


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