Manturov commented on the ban on the export of medical devices

At the outbreak of coronavirus infection of the new type of the Russian government is taking measures to protect the population from the spread of infection. There are also all measures to avoid shortages of certain types of personal protective equipment.

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“First of all, it is necessary to prevent so-called “artificial scarcity” of certain medical devices – masks, respirators, antiviral drugs, that speculators can take abroad”,- noted the Minister of industry and trade of Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

Therefore, temporarily restricted the export of respirators and protective goggles, masks with anti-aerosol filters, coveralls and hazmat suits, Shoe covers, medical masks, bandages, cotton wool and gauze, some disinfectant and antiviral drugs, medical gloves and gowns.

this Decree was signed by Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin.

According to Manturov, the prohibition does not apply to the export of such products for international humanitarian assistance to foreign countries (including China).

Today in Russia a day produces about 1.5 million medical masks.