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Posted On: 21 February 2020 12:50 pm
Updated On: 6 March 2020 10:40 am

Air Cargo crafts with medical aids for Coronavirus to China to take off

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Qatar Airways tweeted, Air Cargo crafts with medical supplies for Coronavirus alleviation to China will depart at 1 pm Doha Time.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, stated;

“When this crisis began, we knew we had to contribute to support our friends in China. As one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, we are in a unique position where we are able to provide immediate humanitarian support through the provision of aircraft and donating medical supplies as well as coordinating logistical arrangements. By working with the Chinese Embassy in Qatar we hope our combined efforts can help limit the spread of this virus, ease the burden on local medical personnel and provide relief to the impacted communities in China.”
H.E. Akbar Al Baker and H.E. Mr. Zhou Jian, Chinese Ambassador to Qatar meeting the crew that will operate the flights to China.
H.E. Akbar Al Baker and H.E. Mr. Zhou Jian, Chinese Ambassador to Qatar meeting the crew that will operate the flights to China

300 tonnes of supplies are being sent to 3 cities in China - Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Qatar Airways is the first airline in the world to volunteer emergency flight to support the medical relief effort.

Source: Twitter - Qatar Airways Twitter, Gazanfarfulla Khan's Twitter