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In Russia will create a strategic reserve of medical masks. With this request made by the government in connection with the spread of the coronavirus, write “Izvestia”.
According to the newspaper, the CPS was asked to form proposals for the inventory of masks for the accumulation of the funds of the state material reserve. The reserve, the Ministry of industry and trade and the Ministry of Finance in turn had to estimate how much PPE should purchase.
As reports the edition, the head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov said about the ability of Russia to increase the production of masks almost tripled to 900 million pieces per year. After the recession hype possible surplus from manufacturers will buy the reserve, he added.
A member of the Duma Committee on health protection, doctor of medical Sciences Boris Mendelevich called the creation of a strategic reserve of masks is a reasonable initiative. However, according to him, the wearing of masks does not give a 100 percent guarantee against the virus.
Earlier in February, it was reported that in Russia, prices soared medical mask. The Federal Antimonopoly service as the regions where price growth was strongest. Leaders of the list were Ivanovo oblast (mask rose by 485%), the Tambov region (on 431 percent) and Ingushetia (400 percent). The Department explained that the increase was mainly due to the increase in purchase prices.
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