Deputy prime minister: reserves of protective gear sufficient
The Czech Republic currently has a sufficient amount of protective gear needed to handle the coronavirus epidemic, Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlíček assured the Senate on Thursday.
There are reportedly 72 million face-masks in the country’s state material reserves with a further 13.7 million on the way.
The state has 17 million FFP2 respirators and 45 million pairs of protective gloves.
Each government sector reportedly has a reserve of protective gear to last for two months.
The government was criticized for failing to secure a sufficient amount of protective gear in the first wave of the pandemic.