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Apr 08, 2020

Coronavirus Update: More medical supplies arrive in Hungary

The foreign minister has revealed that Hungary has now received nearly 31 million masks, 133,000 testing kits and 152 ventilators from China.

The foreign minister has revealed that Hungary has now received nearly 31 million masks, 133,000 testing kits and 152 ventilators from China, with a further 8 million more masks of the 116 million Hungary has ordered set to arrive this week.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, added that Hungary has also ordered 47,753 pieces of protective equipment and has received 27 million so far. A further 100 of the 14,490 ventilators ordered are expected to arrive today, as are 135,000 more of the 3.3 million testing kits ordered and 200 patient monitors, he added.

What’s more, a Chinese production line under assembly in Sátoraljaújhely, in NE Hungary, will start operation within days to produce 2.8 million masks a month. Some 400,000 pills received from China contain an active ingredient that researchers said could be effective in treating coronavirus patients.

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