Kyiv receives 70,000 respiratory masks, - mayor

Source : 112 Ukraine

Another 100,000 are supposed to reach the Ukrainian capital several days later; medics are the first to get these masks
15:27, 23 March 2020

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70,000 respiratory masks, previously ordered by Kyiv city hall have reached the city. Within several days, the authorities also expect another batch of 100,000 masks produced by domestic enterprises. Vitaliy Klitschko, Kyiv mayor said so during the online briefing on March 23.  

"Another 100,000, as I said before, were handed over to the city by [representatives of] socially responsible businesses. And we'll be grateful for any sort of assistance", he said.

Medics are the first to get these masks and other protective devices.

All express tests that Kyiv currently gets will be passed to hospitals and family doctors who visit and examine those who have coronavirus symptoms and run tests operatively.

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Ukrainian cargo aircraft IL-76 landed in Boryspil international airport on early Monday. The plane arrived from Guangzhou, China, carrying 250,000 tests for Covid-19, the coronavirus. The press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine reported that on March 23.

There were two kinds of tests aboard: the PCR tests, and the express diagnostics tests. There were also medical masks, sanitizers, lung ventilators and other devices to combat the spread of the disease. Express tests and masks are supoosed to cover the needs of medics, military employees, police workers, members of the State Border Guard and others; they will also be used by urgent medical aid teams who check people with increaed body temperature for coronavirus.

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