This page covers the fundraising for medical supplies to help medical workers in China, and provides information as it comes to hand on the current coronavirus epidemic in China
This is a very frequently updated map of the virus spread throughout the world courtesy of John Hopkins Hospital
Although some international experts not living in virus infected areas are claiming that masks make no difference, or could increase the risk of disease (being uncomfortable, fingers more frequently touching the face to adjust the mask) the official Chinese government position is that masks be worn. Standard surgical masks are worn to protect others by containing the wearer's cough droplets, but because they're not tight fitting, they do little to protect the wearer from getting infected. Many will wear double surgical masks. The recommended types are N95, or the European equivalent, P2. The P2V seems to be a P2 with a valve on it.
Call for Medical Equipment and Funds From Zengcheng
The Zengcheng Overseas Chinese Affairs Office has requested medical supplies and financial aid. They have asked for 600,000 masks which we clearly can't supply. But we can provide some financial aid.
The Tung Jung Association is involved in the national call for help of the coronavirus.
A committee has been formed by the Wellington Chinese Community Trust of which the Association is a member.
The Association is calling its members to help with donations in this crisis.
All donations large or small will be acknowledged by the Association but the amount will not be disclosed.
The donations will be forwarded to the Wellington Chinese Community Trust after being topped up by the Association
The Community Trust will then consult with the Chinese Embassy as to where the funds should be distributed.
Please help this worthy cause in stopping the spread of this deadly virus by sending your contributions to the Association,
Our bank account is: 01-0505-0178453-00 by internet banking with your name and the word “China” as reference, or
Send a cheque to the Association, PO Box 9058, Wellington.
Unfortunately we have a deadline of 3rd March 2020, to donate these funds so your contribution before this date will be appreciated.
Covid-19 Statement to the Community from the Minister of Health, NZ
Date: 30 January 2020
See David Clark, Minister of Health statement