ARROWS dispatched a staff member from Saga Airport to Shanghai on January 27 to conduct a needs assessment. On January 30, a local partner organization, Rum Union, and ARROWS delivered 1,680 N95 masks and 1,900 medical gloves to Changhai Hospital in Shanghai.
Currently, medical supplies are prioritized to Wuhan and the hospital was running out of supplies. The hospital director smiled and said, "Please send our gratitude to the people of Japan. Thank you very much!"
The ARROWS staff member visited pharmacies in Shanghai and surveyed medical supply inventories. The pharmacies are running low on masks and disinfectants and there is a high demand for medical supplies.
The Chinese government has shut down more than 90% of restaurants in Shanghai, and there is also a high possibility that convenience stores and supermarkets will be closed starting January 31.
Two ARROWS doctors based in Japan continue to design assessment contents and analyze assessment data. ARROWS is carrying out the assistance activities with strict hygiene management to avoid infection. Before and after each trip to China, the doctors brief the ARROWS staff on the characteristics of the virus, transmission routes, mortality rates, and measures to take in case of suspected infections.
ARROWS is accepting donations for the new coronavirus assistance activities. Thank you for your generous support.