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With 11 planes Israel airlifts huge quantities of medical equipment from China

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 6, 2020
Eleven airplanes containing millions of pieces of medical equipment, including ventilators, face masks and protective suits to contend with the coronavirus outbreak will arrive in Israel from China in the coming days, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
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The ministry said it coordinated the effort alongside the Foreign Ministry, El Al and Israel Chemicals.

Topics: Israel air China

The first plane, which was due to arrive Monday morning, contains 900,000 surgical masks, half a million protective suits and other medical gear. Additional protective equipment will be coming in the coming days, alongside several ventilators.

Two El Al planes will fly to Israel from China each day through the rest of the week bringing more supplies, the ministry said.