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The Foundation of FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Tencent, a Chinese multinational company that owns the largest internet portal in the aforementioned Asian country, to distribute in Catalonia material and sanitary equipment that the foundation of this Chinese internet company has donated to face the health crisis of the Covid-19.
As reported by the Barça club in a statement, the Barça Foundation will be in charge of manage and distribute the material the Tencent Charity Foundation wants to help with to make up for the lack of medical material that has been registered in hospitals due to the COVID-19 crisis.
This Sunday has already been delivered a first batch of 15,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) that, through the foundation of the azulgrana club, they will be distributed to different hospital centers.
This is the first consignment in a series of shipments that the Chinese company has promised to make within the World Pandemic Fund, endowed with $ 100 million, which aims to help stop the spread of the virus.
According to the Catalan entity, the integral protection teams that have arrived this Sunday are equipped with a hood for healthcare professionals who meet the necessary protection requirements to be used in Intensive Care Units (ICU).
The arrival of this material has been carried out in coordination with Miniclip, a video game company owned by Tencent, while the logistics company Serveto, linked to FC Barcelona, will be responsible, altruistically, for transport all the material to the different medical centers in Catalonia.
Likewise, the management of the first shipment has had the collaboration of the organization Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) in Spain.