Information about the overpricing of mask and gloves, which are implemented by the Moscow metro, is not true. This was reported on Tuesday in the Telegram-channel press-services of capital Department of transport.

Informed "the Russian service Bi-bi-si" reported that the retail margin on the mask in the Metropolitan is 1800%, gloves – 450%. Capital metro allegedly acquired the personal protective equipment at wholesale to 1.64 rubles for one mask and 4.37 rubles per one pair of gloves.

"Today bi-Bi-si has published information about the purchase of masks and gloves the Moscow metro and Mosgortrans, which is not correct. No masks or gloves at the investigation of Bi-bi-si the contracts with the low price was not set because no supplier could get them for these low prices. Yes, the contracts were concluded before the pandemic, but the counterparties referred to force majeure and refused their performance or delayed delivery", – reported in the publication.

In Telegram-channel press-services of the municipal Department of transport said that the purchase price of one masks for sale in the Moscow metro is from 21 to 23 of the ruble roubles.

"Now the cost of the mask itself in the procurement of China – 2 yuan (21-23 rubles) excluding logistics costs. Those masks, which are sold in the subway, provided by the city, their value is standardized. In addition, we constantly monitor the prices of masks and gloves, sold in the city. Yesterday in pharmacies and supermarkets of Moscow masks cost from 32 to 60 rubles, gloves from 20 to 43 rubles per pair", – reported in the publication.