Ukraine produces exactly half a million medical masks a day, but so far they are not enough, so part of it must be imported from abroad.
Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said this on Monday evening on ICTV, a correspondent from Ukrinform reported.
“Two weeks ago, I personally met mask manufacturers. We agreed, and today, it seems, about 800,000 masks are produced. But for sure, more than half a million a day is produced by our manufacturers. Production is increasing, “said Shmygal.
According to him, it should be borne in mind that the mask can be used for three hours and then changed, and if you count the number of inhabitants of Ukraine, it is clear that masks of domestic production must be manufactured at least several million a day, which has not been realistic so far. Therefore, the authorities are trying in different ways to saturate the market so that people have the opportunity to acquire them. “Because the main element of the struggle will be social distance, hide the regime. And we will live to see that too. In fact, when the market is filled with masks, it will be the responsibility of people to go home to deal with the epidemic, “said the head of government.
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At the same time, Shmygal drew attention to the fact that no country in the world was ready for a pandemic. Therefore, many states must “queue” for masks.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru