Copenhagen welcomes Face Masks donated by Local Chinese Restaurateurs


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The City of Copenhagen’s Health and Care Administration authority on Monday thanked the Association of Chinese Restaurants for donating 66,000 FFP2 face masks to help fight against the novel coronavirus in the Denmark City.

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The Association represents 108 Chinese restaurateurs in Denmark

“It is a magnificent example of citizenship from these small businesses,’’ Copenhagen Mayor for Health and Care, Sisse Welling, in a statement said.

“They have joined together and supported us in our efforts to prevent COVID-19 infection among some of our most vulnerable citizens.

“I am very happy with the donation and thank you on behalf of the elderly and our employees in Copenhagen,” she said.

According to her, the city has found it difficult to buy protective equipment, which led to Heidi Wang, a member of the Citizens’ Representation for the Liberal Alliance, to contact her network, including Peter Chou Lin.

Chou, who is the spokesperson for the Association of Chinese Restaurants, set up a fundraiser over social media.

“We have to look after each other here in Denmark, and we are part of the community. Nurses and social workers save lives, but they should not risk their lives just by doing their jobs,’’ Chou said.

The Chinese restaurateurs’ fundraiser collected 300,000 Danish kroner (almost 44,000 dollars) which helped purchase 66,000 FFP2 face masks which have already arrived from China.

“They are due to be distributed among the city’s nursing homes and home care workers in the next coming days,’’ she said.

According to fresh figures from the Danish Statens Serum Institute, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Denmark has risen by 453 to 7,515, with a death toll of 355.

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