By Tara Rippin • 18 March 2020 • 14:44
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MASKS, protective gloves and other medical equipment has been kindly donated by companies and members of the public to help boost health authority supplies across Spain.
The in-demand items were dropped off at various Guardia Civil collection points and will be made available to medical centres, hospitals and emergency services.
A spokesperson for the Guardia Civil said: “We would like to thank everybody for these donations, it is another sign of the solidarity shown by citizens in the face of the health alert we are experiencing.”
The following donations were made:
In A Coruña, at the Main Post in Boiro, 29 boxes of nitrile gloves (100 units), 6 cans of hydroalcoholic gel (500ml), 9 bottles of alcohol (500ml), 2 boxes of masks (50 units), 250 masks, S,M,L 10x 100 nitrile gloves, 2 XXL protection jackets, 9 protection caps and two shoe protection tights.
The Zaragoza Civil Guard headquarters received 24 bottles of disinfectant gel, 35 masks and 5 boxes of gloves.
At the Guardia Civil headquarters in Castellón, the President of the Chinese Cultural Association in Castellon and a Chinese member of the community gave a total of 11,176 gloves, 900 masks, 20 litres of antiseptic alcohol and 108 bottles of disinfectant gel.
In Palencia, a company has delivered 250 disposable coveralls, 1 coverall and 2 masks delivered by a private individual and 20 litres of alcohol-based liquid disinfectant delivered by the council.
In the Alicante Command, an individual donated 850 masks and 30 boxes of 100 gloves.
Likewise, in Lleida, two boxes of masks have been received from the Association of Chinese Paisans.
On the island of Lanzarote, the Chinese community has delivered 500 masks.
In Navarra, 24 bottles of bleach, 1 box of 12 bottles of soap, 2 boxes of nitrile gloves, sizes M and L, were delivered, with a total of 17 packages of 100 units. And an average bottle of Hydroalcoholic Sanitizing Gel, 6 industrial rolls of hand drying paper, 1 package of 200 units of white bags.
In León they received 100 units of polyethylene aprons, 3 FPP2 masks, 15 full-face glasses, 7 pairs of chemical protection gloves, 15 litres of hydroalcoholic gel, 80 size M nitrile gloves, 50 size S nitrile gloves, 7 diver’s glasses and 600 single-dose hydrogel sachets. In addition, the owner of a health products store in the same town made a donation of 4 boxes with 50 shell-like polypropylene masks.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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