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Silvercorp donates personal protective equipment to Vancouver-area hospitals fighting coronavirus pandemic

The company donated 17,000 3M N95 respirator masks, 100,000 pairs of medical gloves, 1,000 protective bodysuits, and 540 goggles

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Personal protective equipment like N95 face masks are essential in shielding healthcare workers during the pandemic

Silvercorp Metals Inc (TSE:SVM) (NYSEAMERICAN:SVM) announced Thursday it had donated a batch of personal protective equipment to Vancouver-area hospitals fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The company’s CEO Dr Rui Feng helped facilitate the donation of 17,000 3M N95 respirator masks, 100,000 pairs of medical gloves, 1,000 protective bodysuits, and 540 goggles shipped over from Silvercorp’s Beijing office.

The Vancouver-based miner has a number of operating mines in China.

READ: Silvercorp Metals fiscal 3Q revenue jumps 5% to $44.5M on strong production

Silvercorp said its donation was part of the miner’s efforts to reduce the “significant risks” faced every day by frontline healthcare workers in Vancouver’s hospitals as they combat the coronavirus outbreak.

British Columbia has 1,066 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of April 1, with 497 of those in the Vancouver Coastal Health system.

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