Chinese company donates 20,000 face masks to Maldives

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong and Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid.

Chinese construction company Shanghai Construction Group has donated 20,000 masks to the Maldives among other equipment to combat COVID-19.

The equipment was handed over by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong. Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid received the equipment on behalf of the Maldives. 

Other than the masks, 500 suits and 10,000 gloves were also donated by the company. 

A tweet by the Chinese ambassador read that the donations commemorated “one more symbol of friendship and the community with a shared future between the two peoples”.

Chinese companies have also made previous such donations to the Maldives. They include ventilators, kits, masks, and even PPEs.