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May 07, 2020

Coronavirus Update: More protective gear arrives in Hungary from China

The foreign minister has revealed that over the past two days, 595 ventilators, 4.2 million face masks and 2.9 million pairs of surgical gloves arrived in Hungary from China.

The foreign minister has revealed that over the past two days, 595 ventilators, 4.2 million face masks and 2.9 million pairs of surgical gloves arrived in Hungary from China.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that concurrently with news reports about the easing of novel coronavirus restrictions in Western Europe, there have been rising concerns about the intensification of human contacts likely speeding up the spread of the virus again.

Ahead of a cabinet meeting, the minister said there is a legitimate worry here, adding that this in turn could boost pressure on healthcare systems. “As a result, it is an ongoing task and obligation to keep the Hungarian health system prepared by continually making available the tools required for successful protection,” he said. The millions of accessories received on Tuesday and Wednesday will be used in Hungary’s healthcare system, he added.

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