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China just donated thousands of medical masks and equipment to Canada

China has donated thousands of medical supplies to Canada to help fight against the spread of COVID-19 across the country. 

The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa announced Saturday that the Bank of China has donated 30,000 medical mass, 10,000 sets of protective clothing, 10,000 goggles, and 50,000 pairs of gloves, and masks to Canada. 

As countries band together in solidarity to find a cure for COVID-19, a shipment of N95 surgical masks will also be making its way to Canada, said the embassy. 

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne took to social media to thank China for its donation the same day. 

"Thank you for this donation," he tweeted. "In the face of a global pandemic, supporting each other is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do." 

The donation come in the wake of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages worldwide as frontline workers across the globe work to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 

China, which has also recently made donations to other countries like Pakistan, is the largest PPE supplier in the world, was forced to shut down its factories earlier this year when the outbreak first took place, causing a shortage in global supply. 

China's shortage prompted a donation from Canada of 16 tonnes of medical equipment in early February, while China was at the height of its health emergency. 

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Chinese Embassy Ottawa

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