At the end of April 2020, ICGEB received a consignment of protective masks from its Chinese partners in Beijing and Taizhou, for distribution via the local health authorities in Trieste.
The ICGEB is collaborating on many fronts with its partners in China, and in particular, with Mr. Zhang Xiaobing, President of China Medical City, CMC, Taizhou, location of the ICGEB Regional Research Centre, and the China National Center for Biotechnology Development CNCBD, the branch of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology that is responsible for ICGEB in China and is our Affiliated Centre in Beijing.
In a wonderful show of international solidarity, medical equipment including 20,000 protective face masks, have been donated from our friends and colleagues in China, and were delivered to the ICGEB Trieste on 23 April 2020. ICGEB has liaised with the Italian Regional Health Authority to distribute the masks to the local Civil Protection authorities.
In a show of appreciation by the Region FVG, both the President, Massimiliano Fedriga, and the Vice President, Riccardo Riccardi, wrote personal letters of thanks to the Chinese authorities, which were delivered via the ICGEB.