China Imported 730 Million Facial Masks From Jan 24 to Feb 11

February 13, 2020 9:16 am

Beijing (PingWest)—On February 12, China Customs announced that the country imported 2.84 billion yuan ($408 million) worth of epidemic prevention and control material between Jan 24 and Feb 11 to minimize the impact caused by the novel coronavirus epidemic.

According to the data released by the customs, 870 million items were imported during the period, including 730 million facial masks, 1.54 million pairs of goggles, 7.41 million pieces of protective clothing and 2.22 million boxes of medicine, as well as 1.34 million pieces of medical equipment.

Based on the data, goods donated by overseas branches of centrally-administrated State-owned enterprises, overseas Chinese communities, foreign governments and civil organizations accounted for 17.8 percent of the country's total imports of epidemic prevention materials during this period.