CAMBODIA/CHINA.  China Duty Free Group’s (CDFG) Cambodian business has donated 20,000 much-needed face masks to the city of Wuhan to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Chinese travel shopping WeChat platform Globuy, a partner of The Moodie Davitt Report, reported the initiative at the weekend. It saluted Kira Pina, a CDFG employee in Cambodia pictured below, who personally spent five days sourcing the masks from various locations including Thailand. CDFG has three downtown stores in Cambodia, in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

[At our request, and in an effort to boost the stricken Chinese tour business, Globuy also published The Moodie Davitt Report’s news that King Power International Group in Thailand remains safe and open for business.]

Cambodia has been extremely supportive of China throughout the coranavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in Beijing last Wednesday, giving a public vote of confidence in China’s ability to control the epidemic.

Globuy dedicates coverage of the China Duty Free Group humanitarian effort

A brilliant headline in Asia Pacific current affairs media The Diplomat (referencing Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Love in the Time of Cholera) neatly captures Cambodia’s support for China

Meanwhile, Travel Blue, the fast-growing supplier of travel-related goods such as pillows and adaptors, has sourced and then donated to China 100,000 surgical masks with help from its Poland office.

The company said that it is committed to providing safe and happy journeys for everyone, whether from one country to another, or from the workplace to home.

Travel Blue Products India Managing Director Pradeep Parmar comments on the initiative on LinkedIn