the Development of its own production of personal protective equipment (PPE) has helped to suppress speculative demand. In April, an individual masks the national average were sold for 50-55 rubles apiece, and now the domestic mask can be bought for 18 cents. “And we expect a further decline in prices”, – said the Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov at the Presidium of the coordination Council on combating the spread of coronavirus infection. Similar situation with other PPE. For example, import safety suit in peak demand cost up to six thousand rubles, and now it is 850 rubles.

the Task of building up supplies of personal protective equipment in medical institutions, pharmacies and other categories of consumers was made, stated the Minister of trade and industry. If the first phase in March-April the demand was met by imports from China, last week, these purchases are completed.

Now the Ministry proposes to initiate the formation of a constantly revolving reserve Sizov, which in case of deterioration of the biological situation, you can include test kits and medication. “It can be done given the fact that our companies have with the contracted volumes,” – said Manturov.