PLA sends supplies to help militaries in 12 countries battle COVID-19

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday and Wednesday sent COVID-19 containment supplies, including protective suits, medical masks and forehead thermometers, to militaries of 12 countries by air force planes.

They have been sent to countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

The move was made at the request of these countries' militaries and with the approval of China's Central Military Commission.

The PLA said it will continue to strengthen international cooperation with national defense departments and the militaries in other countries to contain the pandemic.