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China donates medical supplies to Austria to fight COVID-19

Updated: Apr 18,2020 11:07 AM    Xinhua

VIENNA — Chinese ambassador to Austria Li Xiaosi handed over a batch of medical supplies donated by the Chinese government to the Austrian government on April 16. 

The supplies included masks, goggles, protective clothing, surgical gloves and other urgently needed medical materials.

"Only together we can overcome this crisis," said Li on twitter on April 16. "Tested by #COVID19, the friendship between Chinese & Austrian people will surely grow deeper!"

"Thank you very much!" Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said when retweeting Li's message.

Alexis von Hoensbroech, CEO of Austrian Airlines, in a tweet, also thanked China and the Chinese community in Austria for this "great gesture". 

Austrian Airlines has launched daily flights between Austria and China to ship medical protective clothing.

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