Magen David Adom responded to a request from the Chabad organization in China sent to MDA Director General Eli Bin, and on Sunday shipped 2,000 masks and 200 full protection kits to be used by the fourteen Chabad houses across China against the spread of the coronavirus.
The protective kits, which include special suits, masks, glasses, shoes and hats, aim to prevent infection in the event of contact with a sick person. A Chabad representative received the equipment from Magen David Adom and will take it with him to China Monday. This will enable Chabad in China to continue their important mission.
Rabbi Eliyahu Rosenberg, a Chabad rabbi in Guangzhou, China said in a statement: “I thank the MDA Director General and his representatives for their prompt help and response. From the moment the call was made to MDA, the treatment and responsiveness were extremely fast. We are preparing to distribute the equipment to 14 Chabad houses across China to be handed to all Israelis and Jews currently in China, and of course for the Chinese people who are so helpful and supportive.”
MDA Director General Eli Bin said in a statement: “Magen David Adom, as Israel’s national EMS organization and the country’s largest humanitarian organization, immediately responded to Chabad in China’s request to help deal with the spread of the coronavirus in their country. MDA stands with Israelis around the world, always ready to help.”