Coronavirus Outbreak: China Offers 50,000 Masks to Greece



Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias (L) and China’s Ambassador to Greece Zhang Qiyue in Athens on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Greek Ministry of Health

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Zhang Qiyue offered 50,000 medical masks to Greece on behalf of the people of China on Wednesday morning.

Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias went to the Chinese Embassy in Athens to receive the generous offer from the country’s leaders.

”Solidarity, Friendship, Courage” was the motto on the boxes of medical masks delivered by the Chinese Embassy. Photo Credit: Greek Ministry of Health

Kikilias thanked the Ambassador, the Chinese Government and the Chinese community for their contribution to addressing the public health crisis Greece is facing.

”We are facing a very serious public health crisis and, on this occasion, I would like today to address the Greek people again. I want to tell them that they have to stay at home, take all personal protection measures, take care of themselves and especially take care of the vulnerable groups of the population,” Minister Kikilias noted.