OREANDA-NEWS. About 60 tons of full cycle equipment for production of protective masks were delivered from China to Russia, said Sergey Inyushin, Russian trade representative in China. «The week before last, the delivery of a large batch of full cycle equipment for the production of masks from China to Russia was completed», — he said. Delivery was carried out by the AN-124 «Ruslan» aircraft.

According to Sergey Inyushin, the batch included equipment for the production of masks, as well as special devices for connecting components, sterilization and packaging of products.

«State enterprises from Russia and China participated in the contract. The production will be located in Central Russia», — added the sales representative.

On June 1, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that at the end of May, Russia completed the purchase of personal protective equipment from China, as the need for them was closed by domestic production. Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported that in May, the production of medical masks reached 6.5 million pieces per day, and in July it will reach 11 million pieces. According to a survey by the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research, more than 80% of Russians wear masks in public places due the COVID-19 pandemic.