the Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko asked the head of Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov to prohibit the bulk purchase and resale of medical masks. That need to bring order to this issue, Matvienko said at a meeting of the upper house on Saturday. According to Matvienko, speculators purchased large quantities of masks in drugstores and sold with a huge mark-up over the Internet. Russia produces 1.5 million medical masks for the day, said the speaker.
“on the one hand, this is not enough, because we used to buy in China, now can’t do, on the other hand, buying in large quantities masks in pharmacies,” — said Matvienko.
In his turn, Denis Manturov, informed the speaker of the Federation Council that the issue of masks established in 3 shifts 7 days a week. Earlier, Matviyenko demanded of the economic policy Committee of the Federation Council “strictly to ask” Manturov about the causes of the shortage of antiseptics and medical masks, writes TASS.