Sarnia is receiving a shipment of personal protective equipment from Lambton College’s education partner in China.
Jilin University-Lambton College, based in Changchun, is sending 4,200 medical masks to Bluewater Health, the college said.
“At this particular time, it is even more important to look after and help one another. We would like to donate some masks as a token of our goodwill,” said Dr. Ke Tian, the university’s president. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
Changchun is about 2,000 kilometres north of Wuhan, where the COVID-19 outbreak began.
Tian said Jilin Province discharged its last coronavirus patient from hospital on March 10 and residents are returning to work.
Lambton College was just the third Canadian college allowed into the People’s Republic of China. Last year, 1,100 students studied at Jilin University-Lambton College.
Lambton also has an agreement with Jiangnan University-North American College in Wuxi, China.