Responding to the corona virus
Published on 2020-03-03 12:46:02

Responding to the corona virus


With corona virus (COVID-19) spreading globally, IDA Foundation is closely monitoring the developments to ensure we are able to respond to any changes. This past week, we were glad to support the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by supplying medical goods to be used in the corona virus response in China.

To help control the spread of #COVID19, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank made a generous donation of USD1 million used to purchase medical supplies.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is contributing USD1 million to help China control the spread of COVID-19. The amount comprises donations from AIIB staff and matching funds from the Bank. The contribution was used to purchase medical equipment to help frontline health care professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and Beijing. AIIB has been sourcing medical supplies from around the world, including 51,000 medical masks, 46,000 protective clothing, 17,000 surgery aprons, 21,000 boxes of surgery gloves and other medical and epidemic prevention supplies with a total weight of 40 tons. The first batch of materials is delivered to Wuhan and Beijing on Feb. 24, 2020, with other batches to follow.

The IDA team was glad to be able to support the AIIB as one of their selected suppliers to deliver these emergency goods to China.

For the full AIIB statement, please see the AIIB website