COVID-19: Half a Million Masks to Italy from China

COVID-19: Half a Million Masks to Italy from China
Courtesy of Salone del Mobile

Event organizers collected 545,000 masks at the Italian Embassy in Beijing and had them delivered to the Red Cross in Italy where they will be distributed to the health facilities that currently need them the most.

Involved parties are the following: VNU Exhibitions Asia (organizers of the Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai and FLA China), FederlegnoArredo and the Salone del Mobile.Milano.

Half a million masks (surgical masks and types FFP2, FFP3, KN95 and N95) are being delivered to the Red Cross in Italy from China.

The parties involved hope to encourage nation-to-nation help and support, acknowledging that only together can the challenges and dangers of today be overcome. Italy had previously, before becoming one of the leading epicenters for the new coronavirus, assisted China when the epidemic began. Now, the shoe is on the other foot as Chinese organizations return their support.

“The Italian furniture and design industry has achieved amazing results in China over the last 20 years, and this has been made possible also thanks to the strong ties and friendship between Italian and Chinese professionals,” as is written in the press release sent by Salone del Mobile.Milano.

“This initiative, coordinated by VNU Exhibitions is thus not just an invaluable gesture of friendship and a means of helping Italy at this delicate time, it is also an expression of the desire and hope that we will all be able to start working together again as soon as possible, to further and bolster this profitable collaboration and achieve even better results for both countries.”

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