Pipistrel helps secure 100,000 masks from China
A total of 30,000 medical masks and 300 thermometers, donated by Jurong, were symbolically handed over in Ljubljana on Tuesday by China's Ambassador Wang Shunqing to Ajdovščina Mayor Tadej Beočanin.
Also already in Slovenia are 60,000 mask donated by Pipistrel and its Chinese subsidiary, while 10,000 more are expected in coming days along with 1,100 testing kits.
Pipistrel director and founder Ivo Boscarol told the press that finding transportation had been a bigger challenge than securing the equipment. He thanked the Slovenian government for its assistance.
Igor Benko of the Ajdovščina Civil Protection unit said the equipment was being distributed to the most exposed groups, while some had also been shared with the the Ljubljana municipality.
Boscarol explained Pipistrel continued to operate normally during the epidemic, including at its facility in Italy's Gorizia, since Italy put aviation among the sectors exempt from the coronavirus lockdown.