A consignment of 36,000 N95 masks arrived in Wuhan from Indonesia. It is part of Save the Children’s response to the shortage of protective equipment in China. These masks will be used by healthcare workers working in the 2 public hospitals in Wuhan. Air Asia, Hubei Charity Federation and local volunteers in China helped in the transportation and distribution of these masks. More such donations from Save the Children are expected in the near future.

Save the Children delivers 36,000 face masks to Wuhan

Wuhan, China (February 7, 2020) – Save the Children China has delivered 36,000 face masks to be distributed to health workers in Wuhan. It follows China’s acknowledgement of the shortage of face masks, goggles and protective suits to help the country cope with the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

“The preventive and control measures taken to stop the further spread of the novel coronavirus in China demand a large number of vital medical equipment, particularly for healthcare workers who are treating the sick and risk contracting the virus themselves," said Hassan Saadi Noor, Asia Regional Director for Save the Children International. "Save the Children has donated 36,000 face masks from our storage facility in Indonesia to hospitals in Wuhan via Hubei Charity Federation with support from local volunteers. Our teams in China and other parts of the world will continue to monitor the situation closely, and we are ready to contribute where we can.”

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