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Apr 14, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Six more planes arrive from China bringing medical supplies

Another six aircraft arrived in the early hours of Monday, carrying 5.3 million face masks, 6 million pairs of gloves and 86,000 protective gowns from Beijing and Shanghai.

China has continued to supply protective gear to Hungary to support its fight against the coronavirus epidemic. An aircraft from Shenzhen landed in Budapest on Sunday morning, carrying 1,365,000 protective masks. Another six aircraft arrived in the early hours of Monday, carrying 5.3 million face masks, 6 million pairs of gloves and 86,000 protective gowns from Beijing and Shanghai.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Chinese customs regulations are being tightened up to guarantee quality standards, and that shipments are prepared in line with them.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s minister of economy has assured Minister Szijjártó that healthcare consignments and aircraft landing in Baku and heading for Hungary would be cleared as quickly as possible at the airport.

“Hungary is supplied with medical personal protective equipment from the East, and shipments from China will continue to play a key role in the fight against novel coronavirus in the coming weeks and months. This is why it is important for the cargo aircraft to have multiple route options,” the minister said.

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