Russia has signed a contract with China to supply 1.05 million protective suits and 80 million medical masks. This was announced by First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Sergei Tsyb at a briefing on Saturday.
According to him, the production of antiseptics in Russia has increased almost fourfold – from 45 thousand to 220 thousand liters per month.
During a meeting of the Ministry’s internal headquarters, Deputy Chairman of the Industry and Trade Ministry Alexei Gruzdev said that these medicines will be delivered to Russia under monthly contracts during April – early May. The press service of the ministry added that the contract was signed on April 1.
Earlier on April 2, the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported that China had supplied 26 tons of medical devices and personal protective equipment to Russia as humanitarian aid to combat coronavirus. The Ministry of Health sent the received goods for further distribution to the Pirogov Center.
In mid-March, the Russian side sent a military plane with 23 tons of humanitarian aid to China. This step was assessed at the diplomatic level and the Chinese Ambassador in Moscow publicly thanked the Russian authorities for this.
China and Russia are helping Europe and the United States in the fight against the coronavirus. Beijing sent humanitarian aid to Italy, where the situation with COVID-19 is difficult.