By Li Huizi
The Chinese communities in Christchurch and other cities of New Zealand’s South Island on Tuesday called on local Chinese people to donate money and goods to Wuhan, the center of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
Christchurch Zhonghua Chinese Society, New Zealand Charitable Association South Island Branch, and other organizations jointly released a written proposal, calling for the donation of medical consumables and protective equipment, including protective facial masks, protection suit, safety goggles and disposable latex gloves, to the city, capital of central China’s Hubei Province.
The recipients of the donation are the Red Cross Society of China Hubei Branch and Hubei Charity Federation, according to the proposal.
The proposal was well received on social media and widely supported by Chinese people living in New Zealand.
Chinese health authorities announced Tuesday that 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions by the end of Monday. A total of 106 people died of the disease.