BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – A Russian military aircraft departed to the U.S. this morning to deliver medical supplies like facemasks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A Russian Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan military heavy transport aircraft with medical masks and equipment has departed for the United States amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Russian Defence Ministry said Wednesday.

“A Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft with medical masks and medical equipment on board has left for the United States”, the ministry said.

Earlier, a senior US administration official said the United States was expecting Russia to deliver a planeload of personal protection equipment and medical supplies amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The United States has been topping the global COVID-19 tally, with a total of 188,547 citizens infected and at least 3,873 fatalities, according to the live-map by Johns Hopkins University.

It also reported that the US has registered a grim record of deaths from the virus in a single day with 865 fatalities.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March declared an outbreak of the new coronavirus infection a pandemic.

 

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jimbim
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jimbim
2020-04-01 13:48

US answer = more sanctions.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-02 10:21
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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-02 10:22
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While the world faces a global threat through a pandemic, there’s no room for politicising this. Moreover, since Russia inherited huge NBC gear stockpile from the Soviet, it’s Russian interest to reduce infection hotspots even abroad, and so is it for everybody able to provide gear, even to those who are enemies, since even with serious domestic measures, once the peak is over in your area and you’re 2 weeks from lifting the confinement, you can end with a reboot coming from elsewhere! And frankly, the US sanctions don’t really bite Russia as the volume of trade has never been… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-02 09:39

Great! This is how you fight a pandemic through mutual assistance.
Russia still has humongous NBC protection systems in stockpile inherited from the Soviet era.