SHANGHAI, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Many multinational corporations have aided Shanghai in the megacity's fight against its latest COVID-19 resurgence by making donations and offering other forms of support, local authorities have said.
The support of these corporations has shown their sense of responsibility and the spirit of "a foreigner but not an outsider," according to the municipal foreign affairs office and the Shanghai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
HSBC recently donated over 49,000 sets of protective materials and nearly 1,900 boxes of daily necessities to areas in seven districts of Shanghai and the city's five designated isolation hospitals, benefiting residents, community workers and medical staff.
L'Oreal China has donated skincare and cleaning products worth nearly 4 million yuan (about 628,000 U.S. dollars) to frontline medical workers in Shanghai. The products are currently being delivered.
And DBS Bank has distributed COVID-19 prevention and care packages to the city's frontline medical workers, pandemic prevention workers and volunteers, as well as people in designated social welfare institutions, especially the elderly.
Shanghai on Sunday registered 914 confirmed local COVID-19 cases and 25,173 asymptomatic cases, according to the National Health Commission. ■