FedEx joins efforts to help fight the spread of the coronavirus
28 / 01 / 2020
By Damian Brett
FedEx Express has transported a batch of medical supplies to China as part of efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
On January 26 and 27, FedEx transported medical supplies from the US and Japan to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
These medical supplies include the N95 masks, medical gloves, plastic goggles, disinfectant wipes and antibiotic. China Post delivered these shipments to Wuhan on January 27.
China Post donated its transportation and delivery services of epidemic prevention supplies to the organisations in Wuhan area designated by the Wuhan government.
It is the first batch of medical supplies that FedEx has shipped through the distribution channels of China Post.
FedEx Express will also ship more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves from the US to its Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief.
FedEx said it is working closely with China Post, which is coordinating the movement of the supplies from Guangzhou into Wuhan, in order to deliver the relief as quickly as possible.
“FedEx is using its longstanding relationships with humanitarian organizations and its global network to answer the call for much needed medical supplies to China,” said Karen Reddington, president, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express.
“We extend our sympathies to those directly impacted. We are glad we are able to provide support at a time when responsiveness is critical, working with multiple China and international partners.”
Over the weekend, Airports Council International (ACI) World advised airports at a global scale – not just in China – to take appropriate measures in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.