The Russian Forest Association, together with one of its members, Omphal LLC, are opening the production of medical masks in the Irkutsk Region.
The region remains among the leaders in the number of new cases of coronavirus. About 200 cases are recorded in the region every day. There is no direct production of personal protective equipment in the Irkutsk region; there is a shortage of medical masks.
When fully operational, it is expected to produce over a million masks per month, or approximately 35,000 units per day. The production will be run by Gleb Muravsky, leader of the «Start with Yourself» volunteer movement.
«We plan to distribute the masks produced in the Irkutsk region, where the enterprises of the Russian Forest Association are located, — the vice-president of the association Margarita Lee said. - In addition, masks will be delivered to the regional hospitals, if necessary. In Novaya Igirma, Ust-Kut and several other settlements, we will organize special points where you can get medical masks for free. Partially masks will be sold at cost price in other cities as well. At the moment, the Irkutsk region is among the regions leading in the number of patients with coronavirus. Wearing masks will reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Let's hope that in the near future the number of COVID-19 cases in the Irkutsk region will decline».
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