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Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Fudan University donates medical equipment to Hungary

Shanghai’s Fudan University has sent 56,000 face masks, 300 items of protective clothing and additional donations to Hungary to aid its response to the novel coronavirus.

Shanghai’s Fudan University has sent 56,000 face masks, 300 items of protective clothing and additional donations to Hungary to aid its response to the novel coronavirus.

The Ministry of Innovation and Technology revealed that the shipment containing donations from the government, the province, the city and local companies arrived in Budapest on Monday afternoon on an aircraft organized by the consulate-general in Shanghai.

The ministry said Fudan University is planning to open a campus in Budapest and considers cooperation with Hungary as highly important. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met a delegation from the university last October, and László Palkovics, the innovation and technology minister, signed a letter of agreement with Fudan University President Xu Ningsheng in December, confirming their dedication to setting up a Budapest campus.

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