Medical equipment, delivered yesterday in the airport in new York from Russia, was “acquired” by the United States and transferred to the Federal emergency management Agency, said the official U.S. state Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus
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Medical equipment, delivered yesterday in the airport in new York from Russia, was “acquired” by the United States and transferred to the Federal emergency management Agency, the official representative of US state Department Morgan Ortagus.
“In continuation of a telephone conversation of the President trump and President Putin on 30 March, the United States agreed to purchase from Russia the necessary medical equipment, including breathing apparatus and personal protective equipment, which were transferred on 1 April in new York Federal emergency management Agency”, – stated in the message on the Department’s website.
“the two countries have provided each other humanitarian assistance during crises in the past and no doubt will continue to do so in the future. Time to work together to defeat a common enemy that threatens the lives of all of us,” – said the representative office.
Antonov an-124 cargo midomothe soup arrived in new York airport on 1 April. Welcomed by first Deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky did not rule out that Russia may, if necessary, to send US a new batch of medical aid.
In early March, the Russian government imposed a temporary ban on the export from Russia of certain types of medical devices and equipment, including protective masks and goggles mask with anti-aerosol filters, coveralls and hazmat suits, Shoe covers, masks, bandages, cotton wool and gauze, some disinfectant and antiviral agents, medical gloves and robes.
the prohibition does not apply to the export of such products for international humanitarian aid to foreign countries, including China, and also for removal of masks and other medical devices for personal use. At the same time, Russia has a shortage of medical masks and ventilators, the availability of which depends the salvation of the infected.
trump said earlier that “pleasantly surprised” by the assistance of his country Russia, China and other countries. By 1 April in the US were more than 189 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus. Died over 3.8 thousand people. The number who died over the past day amounted to no less than 770 people, which was a record for the country level.
According to the forecast of the US President, the next two to three weeks in the country will be “very heavy”. Senior members of the President’s task force on emergency warned that even under strict quarantine across the country from the coronavirus in the coming weeks can die from 100 to 240 million Americans. According to Reuters, the United States has almost completely exhausted the stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the National strategic reserve.
In many new York hospitals do not have enough ventilators, masks, protective clothing, personnel andOEK. The staff of the emergency Department at Harlem hospital center had even to buy suits at the hardware store.