Dozens of packages filled with medical supplies from China arrived in Istanbul to assist Turkey in its fight against the novel coronavirus, a Chinese official said on Thursday.

Among the medical supplies are face masks as well as protective gear, said a Twitter post by the spokesperson of China’s Consulate General in Istanbul.

Bank of China’s Turkey branch delivered 44 packages of medical equipment to Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate on Wednesday upon China’s Consul General in Istanbul Cui Wei’s guidance, the post read.

In Turkey, COVID-19 has so far claimed 59 lives, while 2,433 have tested positive.

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