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China's medical goods exports hit about $2.36 billion

Since early April, China has shipped 16.56 billion yuan worth of medical goods to other countries (about $2.36 billion). This is more than the country had exported in the entire previous month, the head of China's General Customs Office Jin Hai announced at a news conference today.
From 1 to 12 April, customs across the country released outbreak prevention and control goods totaling 16.56 billion yuan for export. This underscores the important role that Chinese-made medical goods play in the global fight against the epidemic. This also confirms the fact that China is a responsible country, Jing added.

In March, the same supplies were worth 10.2 billion yuan or about $1.45 billion, BTA reported.

The new coronavirus, whose spread began in China at the end of 2019 and covered most countries in the world, has so far infected over 1.8 million people and over 110,000 have died as a result of complications from the infection, TASS recalls.