- 24 Mar 2020 9:48 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
A Wizz Air plane left Budapest on March 20 and landed in Shanghai to take on nearly 11 tons of health equipment.
The cargo includes 30,050 items of protective clothing, 82,000 medical masks and coronavirus testing kits.
The plane was received by deputy minister Tamás Schanda, public administrative state secretary Balázs Gazsó and Semmelweis University rector Béla Merkely.
The ministry stressed that the equipment is important in protection against the coronavirus and said the cabinet is doing everything to be able to increase the stockpile.
On on Tuesday, March 24, another flight came from China that brought supplies to help the country battle COVID-19. PM Orban said the shipment included over three million masks, 100,000 testing kits and 86 ventilators.
MTI Photo: Zsolt Szigetváry