WORLD Large quantities of protective gear arrive in Finland from China


Large quantities of protective gear arrive in Finland from China


09:09, April 16, 2020


A woman and a child wear face masks as they do their shopping in a supermarket in Vaasa, Finland. (Photo: AFP)

HELSINKI, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Large quantities of anti-epidemic supplies have arrived in Finland from China on Wednesday, announced Finnish National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA).

The consignment, landing at Helsinki airport, included 5 million pieces of protective gloves and 170,000 pieces of respirators ordered from China.

It came a day after a total of 2.4 million pieces of surgical masks, jointly ordered from China by Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) Logistics and NESA, arrived in the Nordic country.

The surgical masks have passed the tests conducted by the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).

VTT will also test the protective gear received on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Finland had confirmed 3,237 coronavirus infections with 72 deaths, according to the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare. 

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