It is a major turnaround. In January, French authorities sent medical supplies to China when hospitals in the country were faced with the influx of the first patients from Covid-19. Now the epidemic is contained in its historic home, but is exploding in Europe. Saturday March 28, the French Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced the creation of an air bridge with China in order to receive a billion protective masks, including the famous FFP2.
“It must be said that China has 80% of the world production of masks. The 'made in China' has therefore not disappeared. Beijing wants to improve its image and show itself at the bedside of a Europe and a France in turn sick. She will do so with great publicity and propaganda, just to erase her delay and her denial in the first month of this epidemic in Wuhan “, explains Arnauld Miguet, France 2 correspondent from the Chinese city.