Flight carrying medical donation arrives in Portugal from China
Published: Apr 06, 2020 07:36 AM

Medical supplies delivered by China's Fosun Group arrive at an airport in Lisbon, Portugal, March 30, 2020. A batch of medical supplies delivered by China's Fosun Group, including 1 million face masks and 200,000 test kits, arrived in Lisbon from China on Monday, according to a press release by the company. Among the equipment, 70,000 units, including personal protective masks for healthcare professionals and nucleic acid detection kits from COVID-19, will be donated to the Portuguese government by the Fosun Group with the support of Fosun's subsidiaries in Portugal. File photo: Xinhua

A charter flight carrying the medical supplies donated by Portuguese electric utilities company EDP and its main shareholder China Three Gorges (CTG) arrived in Lisbon on Sunday.

The EDP said on its website that the medical supplies, including 50 ventilators, 200 monitors and other medical support material, worth 4 million euros, were acquired by EDP and CTG and handed over to the Portuguese Embassy in China.

CTG also confirmed the donation on its website, saying the company valued the support the EDP gave to China during its rough time against the epidemic. And CTG ought to extend a helping hand to Portugal, which is now in its hard time against the virus.

Portugal registered on Sunday 754 new cases of infection and 29 deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the total to 11,278 confirmed cases and 295 deaths, according to the daily bulletin by the Directorate-General for Health.