Two planeloads of coronavirus aid provided by the Chinese government and people were shipped to Iran on Saturday.
Iran’s Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh announced in a post on his Twitter account on Saturday that the new consignments of Chinese medical supplies were going to be shipped to Tehran with two flights from Beijing that night.
The envoy said the Chinese government and people have so far sent 28 planeloads of aid shipment to Iran from the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
According to Keshavarzzadeh, since the outbreak of coronavirus epidemic China has provided Iran with more than 10 million masks, 500,000 COVID-19 diagnostic test kits, 300,000 surgery and isolation gowns, 2.2 million gloves, 350 ventilators, 500 prefabricated hospital rooms, and a broad range of medicines and medical equipment.
The ambassador also noted that Jack Ma, Chinese business magnate and co-founder of Alibaba Group, has donated one million masks to Iran.