Fri, 29 May 2020

Workers perform disinfection at the workshop for medical N95 masks at a mask production company in southwest China's Chongqing, Feb. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

CHONGQING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Thursday donated medical supplies worth 1.08 million yuan (152,000 U.S. dollars) to Japan's Mito and Hiroshima, two sister cities of Chongqing, to help with their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 120 boxes of materials, including 10,000 medical masks, 2,000 protective suits and 660 thermometers were donated, according to the foreign affairs office of the Chongqing municipal government.

When Chongqing was hit by the epidemic at the beginning of this year, the two Japanese cities donated medical supplies to Chongqing, providing important aid for the prevention and control of the epidemic in the municipality.

Chongqing paired with Hiroshima as sister cities in 1986 and with Mito as cities with friendly exchange relations in 2000. ■

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