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Rio Tinto bolsters China’s coronavirus response

  • Posted on Monday 10th, February 2020.

Mining company, Rio Tinto, has donated $1.0 million USD to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation to contribute to China’s nationwide medical effort to support those impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The funds, according to Rio Tinto, will be used by the Red Cross Foundation, the Chinese Government’s preferred foreign donor, to support hospital upgrades and the purchase of medical supplies in the areas most affected by the outbreak. The Foundation regularly contributes to China’s medical aid programs, and has been actively raising funds to strengthen medical resources in the affected areas.

“It is deeply concerning to see events unfolding in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, and our thoughts are with the people and families impacted," said Rio Tinto CEO, Jean-Sébastien Jacques.

"Many of our Chinese partners are playing a vital role on the frontline of containing the outbreak and, as a company with a long-standing partnership with China, we are committed to helping those who need help right now," he said.

In addition to the donation, Rio Tinto is working with Chinese partners to identify other practical ways Rio Tinto may be able to offer support.

In related news, recent actions to contain the coronavirus outbreak will likely impact the timely service capabilities of transport and logistics companies in Australia and abroad.

(Image: Rio Tinto CEO, Jean-Sébastien Jacques.)

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