Beijing, China, Feb 17, 2020 / 17:50 pm
While the coronavirus outbreak continues, Catholics have sought to provide aid and pastoral care to those threatened by its spread.
In mainland China, the death toll of coronavirus has reached 1,771, and more than 70,600 have been infected in the country.
Jinde Charities, a government-recognized Catholic group in China, has provided $132 million worth of aid to support medical treatment by additional protective clothing, emergency masks, goggles, and disinfectants.
"Given the continuing severity of the epidemic, the provision of medical supplies such as protective clothing and masks to designated hospitals remains a top priority," the charity said, according to a Feb. 12 statement.