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Mexico receives second shipment of Chinese flu aid
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07:44, May 05, 2009

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The second batch of humanitarian aid donated by China to Mexico to help fight the A/H1N1 flu arrived in Mexico City International Airport on Monday aboard a Southern Airlines flight.

China's Ambassador in Mexico, Yin Hengmin, received the aid, which consists of 6,300 boxes of medical and hygiene equipment weighing 70 tons, at the airport's Presidential hangar, alongside the head of the Mexican Foreign Ministry's international cooperation and economic relations unit, Rogelio Granguillhome.

The aid includes face masks latex gloves, disinfection tools and thermometers, according to information published by China's Trade Ministry.

The first shipment was formally received on Friday by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who thanked China and said the aid was welcome and useful.


A cargo plane of China Southern Airlines ferrying the second load of China-donated relief supplies to help Mexico battle an outbreak of Influenza A/H1N1 landed at a Mexico City airport, May 4, 2009. (Xinhua/David de la paz)

"The experiences that the Chinese people have had have shown the Mexican government what preventative measures Mexico must take faced with this situation," Calderon said on Friday.

Last Wednesday, China announced 5 million U.S. dollars in aid for Mexico -- four million dollars in material and 1 million in cash.

Mexico, the epicenter of the H1N1 flu, is the worst-hit nation in the world with 727 cases, followed by the United States with 286 cases and then Canada with 101. The new strain of flu has spread to 21 nations.

Source: Xinhua



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