Expert linked the shortage of masks in Russia with their sales in China

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a Shortage of medical masks on the Russian market is associated with the orientation of the producers on the Chinese market, said co-chair of the all-Russian Union of patient associations Yury Zhulev.

According to him, they are more profitable to sell in China, so the shortage is not just hype. Zhulev also supported the proposal on the regulation of prices for medical goods, including masks, reports IA “NSN”.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said that pharmacies that inflated the price of drugs and remedies on the background of the situation with coronavirus, check the FAS. The service also threatened with fines for pharmacies rising prices for masks. Vladimir Putin proposed to revoke licenses of organizations who prey on the coronavirus.

the First information about the outbreak of a new type of pneumonia spread from China to Wuhan in December. According to the latest data, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in China reached more than 40 thousand people died in 908 patients.

In Russia, under the supervision remain more than 20 thousand people. Two Chinese nationals who were hospitalized with coronavirus in Russia, I feel good and ready to be discharged, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

as of the measures to prevent the spread of the virus in Russia, the government decided to close certain sections of the border with China in the far East, to restrict the crossing of the border with Mongolia, to cancel work visas for Chinese citizens to be evacuated from Hubei province are there Russians.

the flights were suspended regular Russian airlines in China, except for flights of “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Russian Railways suspended railway communication with China.

the FAS called the inflated prices of medical masks economic looting

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