The Chinese Students and Scholars Association donates 1,000 masks to the ICMAB

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus outbreak began in Spain, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Barcelona launched a fundraising campaign. Some institutions and people in China contacted them and donated them masks. This week, the Association has donated 1,000 masks to the ICMAB. Wenchao Duan, a PhD fellow at the N&N Group, is a member of this Association: On the premise of respecting their wishes, the Association has donated masks mainly to hospitals, nursing homes, health departments and research institutes in Spain“, he says. “We want to support scientific research  and do our best to support one of ours research institutes“. He is very concerned about the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic, and talks often with his friends and colleagues from the Chinese Students and Scholars Association about it. “This is a huge challenge for the whole world, and we should unite to defeat it” says Wenchao.

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Barcelona is a non-profit student organization. It belongs to the Barcelona Regional Student Association and accepts the leadership of the Education Department of the Chinese Embassy in Madrid. The Association has also donated 1,000 masks to the IMB-CNM, our neighboring research center, and 3,000 masks to the Hospital del Mar, among others. 

The N&N Group would like to express gratitude to the Chinese Students and Scholars Association for this donation. This week N&N Group and other groups in ICMAB started to resume scientific activities in the laboratories. Plenty of masks and hydroalcoholic gel have been provided for the staff, but as surgical masks are not reusable, we will also make a great use of these new masks. 


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