Plane with second batch of masks, protective suits arrives in Ukraine from China

15:50, 29 March 2020
Ukraine
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"A second plane from China, carrying the means of protection for doctors, police officers, and the military, is now in Boryspil," Deputy Head of the Office of the President, Secretary of the Coordinating Council for countering the spread of COVID-19 Kyrylo Tymoshenko said on Facebook on March 29.

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According to him, these are 300,000 filtering facepiece (FFP) masks, 35,000 protective suits, 1.8 million medical face masks, and other protective means.

"Now this cargo is en route to a logistics warehouse and will be dispatched to every region of Ukraine this afternoon," he said.

"At night, the plane is going to China again for another cargo. From Tuesday, we'll have two additional aircraft. This will help pharmacy chains quickly fill the market with low-priced masks and other protective means. We're also expecting a separate delivery of 100,000 PCR [polymerase chain reaction] tests at night, "Tymoshenko added.

As UNIAN reported, a first plane with medical supplies to fight COVID-19 arrived in Ukraine from China on March 23. A Ukrainian Il-76 military transport aircraft brought 250,000 rapid test kits, 521 PCR test systems, 80,000 FFP masks, 10,000 protective suits, artificial lung ventilation machines, 500,000 disposable three-layer face masks.

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