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Ping An Donates €1.1m of COVID-19 Medical Supplies to the United Kingdom

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or the "Group", HKEx:2318; SSE:601318) announced that Ping An and its Chairman Ma Mingzhe are now responding to the urgent needs of the British government by donating medical supplies to the United Kingdom (U.K.) with a total value of GBP1.1 million (approximately RMB10 million). The donation is an initiative in response to the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit's call to support various nations in fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic.The donated supplies include medical equipment such as COVID-19 diagnostic test kits, surgical masks, protective clothing, ventilators and safety googles, to help address the serious shortage of medical supplies in the U.K. The donation also includes technological support such as the COVID-19 smart image-reading system developed by Ping An, which can generate rapid and accurate analysis of Computed Tomography (CT) lung scans for each individual case within 15 seconds, with a 97% accuracy rate. This service can aid and support doctors' efficiency and accuracy in diagnosis.In more detail, Ping An's medical supply donation to the U.K. includes 100,000 surgical masks, 100,000 pairs of gloves, 10,000 safety goggles, 10,000 hand sanitizers, 10,000 face masks, 10,000 COVID-19 diagnostic test kits, 4,000 sets of protective clothing and 15 respirators. The medical technological aid includes 1,000 sets of the COVID-19 smart image-reading system. In China, Ping An's COVID-19 smart image-reading system has supported more than 1,500 medical institutions in China, including Hubei Province, and has assisted doctors with analysis in over one million CT scans for more than 20,000 patients.As early as 2015, China and the U.K. established a strategic partnership for the 21st century. Both countries have always worked together to help each other. At present, the domestic COVID-19 situation in China is effectively under control, with China in the process of resuming work and production, as its economic and social systems are being restored in an orderly manner. With the current situation in the U.K. being severe and complex, the serious shortage of medical supplies threatens the safety of medical staff and the British people. With this donation, Ping An is supporting Britain's efforts in fighting the outbreak."A friend in need is a friend indeed," a Ping An spokesperson said. "Many parts of the world are facing a pandemic, and the situation in the U.K. is serious. The Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit has called on the international community to accelerate efforts to contain the outbreak. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in China earlier, countries around the world, including the U.K., have supported China in its fight against the epidemic. Ping An stands ready to fulfill its corporate social responsibility, using its advantages in insurance protection, financial services and healthtech to contribute to the international community's pandemic control efforts. Ping An believes that by working together with the international community, we will triumph over the pandemic."
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