ZAGREB, March 27, 2020 – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has talked with his Chinese counterpart Li Kequiang about the procurement of medical equipment to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Plenković said on Twitter on Friday that he and Li also discussed a Chinese donation of equipment, adding that “#EU2020 and China are also discussing cooperation at the level of the health ministries.”
We agreed that the cooperation is good, Plenković wrote.
One of the world’s largest producers of medical and protective equipment, China is faced with increased orders from numerous countries affected by the pandemic, which started in China at the end of 2019.
A speculative wave on world markets has caused an increase in the prices of protective masks, gloves and testing kits necessary to prevent infection with the coronavirus.
According to official information, 551 people in Croatia are infected with COVID-19 and three have died.
China has reported more than 80,000 cases of infection and nearly 3,300 deaths. As the virus continues to spread around the globe, Beijing is preparing to declare victory and is already relaxing restrictions on movement introduced to curb the spread of the disease.
The borders of Hubei province, the epicentre of the disease, were opened on Wednesday after a two-month blockade.
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