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Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Six planes arrive in Budapest today bringing protective medical equipment

Six planes will be arriving in Budapest today, bringing 12 million masks, 30,000 overalls and 200,000 face protectors and other medical supplies.

Six planes will be arriving in Budapest today, bringing 12 million masks, 30,000 overalls and 200,000 face protectors and other medical supplies.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on his Facebook page that healthcare is one of the fronts in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

“One of the very important indicators and prerequisites of healthcare protection is that doctors and nurses are equipped with a sufficient quantity and quality of protective equipment,” he said. “From this perspective, Wednesday’s shipment, which will be brought to Budapest by a total of six planes, is highly significant. Onboard the planes are 12 million facemasks, in addition to a complete production line that will assure the continuous production and replacement of masks in the coming weeks and months,” he added.

“In addition, the planes will also be shipping 30,000 overalls and 200,000 face protectors to Budapest, which will of course be put at the disposal of healthcare staff in the upcoming period to protect them in the fight against the epidemic,” Minister Szijjártó emphasized.

The foreign minister also reported on the fact that over ten more planes transporting respirators and the various equipment, masks, face protectors, goggles and gloves needed to protect against the virus will also be landing in Hungary over the coming days.

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