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May 1, 2020

BYD donates 100 facemasks to Hungary

BYD has donated 100,000 facemasks to Hungary.

By Rhodri Morgan

BYD has donated 100,000 facemasks to Hungary.

The manufacturer gave 70,000 masks to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Trade and 30,000 to the Municipality of Komárom.

At a handover ceremony in Budapest, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Péter Szijjártó, took possession of 70,000 face-masks from BYD Hungary MD, Yongping Chen.

BYD Europe MD, Isbrand Ho (Europe), held an online meeting with Minister Szijjártó to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and how BYD is helping with the delivery of facemasks and other Personal Protection Equipment to health organisations across the world.

“We very much appreciate the donation from BYD,” said Szijjártó. “This is a significant contribution to our efforts in controlling the coronavirus outbreak in Hungary and it will go a long way to helping local communities.

“Moreover, BYD’s support underlines the solidarity that exists between our respective countries.”

A further handover of 30,000 face-masks to the city of Komárom also took place at the city hall, where the Mayor, Attila Molnár, accepted the donation. “At a time of great need in our city, it is hugely gratifying to know our key industrial partner, BYD, is ready and willing to provide assistance,” said Molnár.

“BYD’s donation will go immediately to the frontline effort as we tackle the coronavirus outbreak.”

The announcements follow last week’s donations by BYD France of 160,000 facemasks to a number of French public transport operators and their local communities.

BYD has reassigned manufacturing at a number of its locations in China in order to produce pharmaceutical equipment in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

BYD has become a major manufacturer of face-masks and other Personal Protection Equipment, with 20m masks now produced daily, designed and manufactured to comply with Hungarian and European health regulations.

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