Business association on Spain’s Costa Blanca donate half a million masks to 25 hospitals

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The Valencian Business Association (AVE) has donated half a million surgical masks to 25 hospitals in the Community today, to help combat the spread of Covid-19.

In a statement, AVE said that “given the current health crisis caused by coronavirus we want to reiterate appreciation, consideration and recognition of all staff of the health system with this gesture”.

The organisation added: “We are sure that with common sense, discipline, rationalising fear and the collaboration of all of our society, we will be able to overcome this health crisis.”

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Tara Rippin

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.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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