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Coronavirus Update: Millions of masks, thousands of overalls, face protectors and other medical supplies arrived to Hungary

The Hungarian government is mobilizing all of its forces to get sufficient medical supplies to Hungary.

On April 1, six planes arrived in Budapest bringing 12 million masks, 30,000 overalls, 200,000 face protectors and other medical supplies.

“One of the very important indicators and prerequisites of healthcare protection is that doctors and nurses are equipped with a sufficient quantity and quality of protective equipment,” Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on his Facebook page.

“From this perspective, the shipment that was brought to Budapest by a total of six planes, is highly significant. Onboard the planes were 12 million face masks in addition to a complete production line that will assure the continuous production and replacement of masks in the coming weeks and months,” he added.

“The 30,000 overalls and 200,000 face protectors will of course be put at the disposal of healthcare staff in the upcoming period to protect them in the fight against the epidemic,” Minister Szijjártó emphasized.

The foreign minister also reported on the fact that over 10 more planes transporting respirators, various equipment, masks, face protectors, goggles and gloves needed to protect against the virus will also be landing in Hungary in the coming days.

On April 5, other Wizz Air planes landed in Beijing to bring back home to Budapest 4 million face masks, more than 400,000 protective suits, 100,000 protective goggles, 30,000 pairs of gloves and more than 6,000 protective visors.

Wizz Air is playing a key role in transporting medical equipment to Hungary, the minister said.

According to the minister, Huawei of China has also contributed to Hungary’s coronavirus

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