2.6 mln items of personal protective equipment arrive in Estonia

  • 2020-04-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - As part of a joint order placed by Estonia and Latvia, 2.6 million pieces of personal protective equipment arrived in Tallinn on Thursday.

The North Estonia Medical Center ordered in collaboration with the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs personal protective equipment that will be distributed among Estonian health care institutions and general care homes under the Health Board's distribution plan at the earliest opportunity, spokespeople for the Ministry of Social Affairs said.

The consignment includes 1.5 million masks, 30,000 FFP2 respirators, 20,000 gowns, 5,000 pairs of protective goggles and 500,000 pairs of nitrile gloves.

For the Republic of Latvia separately 500,000 surgical masks and 30,000 FFP2 respirators have been earmarked. The Estonian embassy in Beijing, which communicated with Chinese authorities and helped with customs clearances,  played a role in the fulfillment of the order.