BANGKOK (NNT) - Medical supplies from China arrived in Thailand on Monday evening, with an official reception ceremony taking place today.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul, today presided over the delivery of the medical supplies sent by China to help Thailand fight the spread of COVID-19. These supplies were arranged by the Chinese Minister Counsellor in Thailand, Yang Xin.
The supplies include 100,000 surgical masks, 10,000 N95 masks, 2,000 personal protective equipment sets, and 832 COVID-19 test kits.
The Chinese Minister Counsellor said today that Thailand and China share a friendly relationship and have been supporting each other in a time of need, as shown in the support the Thai government and Thai people offered when China was facing the crisis.
He said the people of China are touched by the royal message from His Majesty the King expressing his concerns about the situation, adding that China wishes Thailand to pass through this crisis together.
China will be joining forces with Thailand to exchange their expertise on COVID-19 prevention, and research on viable treatment medicines. The Minister of Public Health said today that the Thai government truly appreciates the gesture from China, saying that these medical supplies will be used for COVID-19 treatment and prevention, which will help Thailand survive the crisis.