According to the Russian “Kommersant” on the 27th, the Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Yevtukhov said that there is a slight shortage of Russian protective masks and will shortly import from China.
When interviewed by Kommersant and asked if there was a shortage of protective masks, Yevtukhov replied: “There is a slight shortage. Currently, Russia produces about 490,000 protective masks daily, of which 120,000 are medical of.”
Yevtukhov went on to say that the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade has begun to import protective masks from China. “We have arranged related matters for supply from China, and this shortage will be alleviated in the near future. A total of 15.6 million (from China) will be imported from April to May. It is not ruled out that there will be a new round of outbreaks, and we will make reserves “Yevtukhov added.
As for the reserve of protective clothing, the deputy minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade believes that the current demand can be met.
He said: “(Russia) shipped 4 million sets of protective clothing from China in April, and 3 million sets will arrive in May. At the same time, about 50 Russian companies began to produce protective clothing. As of May 22, Russia 225,000 sets are produced every day. “