Chinese dairy company donates medical supplies to Italy
Published: Mar 16, 2020 08:36 AM

Photo taken on March 14, 2020, shows a box of medical supply donated by Blue River Dairy company in Hunan Province, central China. The characters written on the poster read:"Everything that happens to human is not unconcerned." (Photo provided to Xinhua)

Blue River Dairy, a nutritional formula manufacturer based in central China's Hunan Province, aided Italy's anti-coronavirus fight by donating medical supplies worth 2.4 million yuan (about 343,000 US dollars).

The donation includes 40,000 N95 respirator masks, 1,800 protective suits and 250,000 pairs of medical gloves, which all comply with EU criteria, the company said Saturday.

Those medical supplies will be air transported as soon as possible to hospitals designated by the regional government of Sardinia, it said.

Alessandra Zedda, vice president of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, said on a video call Saturday that Blue River's donation reflected its social responsibility and proved the solidarity of the two peoples to fight the virus.

Blue River completed in 2016 the first cooperation between Chinese and Italian dairy enterprises by acquiring Italian dairy manufacturer Alimenta. It built a formula factory and sheep milk ingredient factory in Sardinia last year.
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