In this race against the clock and against the shortage in this period of epidemic of Covid-19, each delivery is a rare event. The arrival of masks is a relief in a medical center in Villepinte (Seine-Saint-Denis) or at the headquarters of the Rhône-Alpes region in Lyon (Rhône). The masks will then be redistributed.
Faced with immense needs, France is accelerating to make up for lost time. The state bought two billion masks from China. The 13 regions have ordered 65 million masks. “Deliveries are now weekly through regional hospital groups“, explains the Minister of Health Olivier Véran. But the orders do not always arrive in due time because France must play elbows in this ruthless world market. The countries raise the bids to recover masks in priority.
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