Report: USA start Berlin-based protection masks-order

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The USA have intercepted a report from the “daily mirror” according to a Berlin order for protective masks. It should be masks of type FFP2 and FFP3. The order came from a US-American manufacturer that produces in China. The goods are to be intercepted on the way to Germany from the United States and in the United States redirected its been.

US authorities will also have other countries, of millions of masks snapped up – and sometimes even on the runway. First of all, the French had complained, Canada also expressed concern. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau was ordered on Thursday to check the appropriate “worrying” reports that for his country to certain types of medical protection gear in the United States had been diverted. “We need to make sure that for Canada specific equipment, come to Canada and stay there.” Although he did not know that the demand in the USA was large, but this was also in his country. His government had ordered from a manufacturer for Hockey equipment, hundreds of thousands of masks.

Previously President of three French regions had accused the United States, have arranged deliveries from China bought. “We have of Americans, the us outbid, a delivery take away,” said the President of the French capital region of Ile-de-France, Valérie Pécresse, on Thursday the TV channel LCI.

The President of Germany, adjacent to the Region Grand-Est, Jean Rottner, had already said on Wednesday that the Americans would buy from France ordered masks “on the tarmac” in China. “You whip out cash and pay three or four Times as much as our order.” dpa employees of the automotive supplier Zettl in Bavaria to produce mouth protection masks

Because of the Coronavirus crisis in many countries there are shortages in medical equipment. Protective masks are in demand – especially as they are not only required by Doctors and nurses, but also increasingly in the population are in demand.


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