ZHENGZHOU, April 26 (Xinhua) -- A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of central China's Henan Province will be transported to Poland, Germany, Britain and other European countries via China-Europe freight trains.
The urgently needed anti-epidemic gear, consisting of 360,000 face masks and 10,000 protective suits, will be freighted on May 6 and arrive in their destinations in about two weeks, according to the Zhengzhou International Hub Development and Construction Co., Ltd. (ZIH), operator of the China-Europe trains in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan.
Zhao Wenming, general manager of ZIH, said the China-Europe freight train service has set up a green channel for European countries to obtain in a timely manner medical supplies and daily necessities, which helped promote anti-pandemic cooperation between China and Europe, as well as countries along the route.
Switch cabinet components arrived in Zhengzhou via the freight trains in mid-February before they were transferred to other places across China and used on power equipment at local hospitals designated for COVID-19 treatment.
Medical supplies have been sent to Europe through this route as epidemic wanes in China. Masks, protective suits, and other medical supplies weighing 144 tonnes have been transported in 35 batches from Zhengzhou to Europe this month, Zhao noted.
A total of 2,917 China-Europe freight trains had been operated in Zhengzhou by the end of March since the city opened its first route to Hamburg in July 2013. Enditem