Russia has sent two million disposable masks in humanitarian aid to China struggling with a coronavirus-caused outbreak of pneumonia and other severe respiratory diseases, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Tuesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"There is no fuss about the shortage of medical masks in Russia. We have sent 2 million masks to China in humanitarian aid", Manturov said during an appearance on Russia's Channel One.
According to his earlier statements, the output of masks in Russia totals 1.2 million daily with the potential of reaching 1.5 million should the need arise.
Last week, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov said that masks were among the items China had requested in aid from Russia, along with other deficit medical products, such as protective suits and goggles.