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A CHINESE business group has donated vital supplies to Glasgow's NHS to help staff treating patients with coronavirus.

The Scottish Chinese Overseas Business Association, which is based in the city, have paid for and donated supplies for local hospitals including masks and other equipment.

A spokesman for the group’s CEO Lu Yunfei said the association was keen to do something “to help in the fight against coronavirus.”

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In the last few weeks, China has donated coronavirus testing kits to Cambodia, sent planeloads of ventilators, masks and medics to Italy and France, pledged to help the Philippines, Spain and other countries, and deployed medics to Iran and Iraq.

The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, offered comforting words, telling the Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, that “sunshine comes after the storm.”