Russians in a pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 acquire about 3.5 million masks a day in pharmacies and shops, and a few million products consume health care system and other organizations (MVD, border guards, trade).
“According to our data, through pharmacies consumes about 2 million masks per day, the stores sold approximately another 1.5 million. However, about 35% of our citizens, according to the survey, which at our request was held by colleagues from the polls, make a choice in favor of reusable sanitary masks,” — said in an interview with RIA “Novosti” the head of Minpromtorg Denis Manturov.
“From these figures we can conclude that we produce enough, and enter in the near future new facilities will allow us to build for stock and promote our products for export,” — said the Minister.
however, he assured that Russian companies will increase production of the masks by August 33% to 12 million per day, whereas today Russia produces 9 million masks a day.
Manturov also noted that Russia is not planning to purchase more masks in China, but an agreement on the resumption of supplies in case of need, is maintained.
Recall also that at the end of last week, the Ministry of labor and social protection offered to reimburse the expenditures for the purchase of masks, gloves, sanitizers and tests for the coronavirus from the funds of the social insurance Fund (SIF). “The cost of the purchase of masks, gloves, thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement, installation in the premises of sanitizers, tests for coronavirus employers will be able to compensate for the expense of insurance premiums,” said labor Minister Anton Kotkov. In his view, it will help businesses when resuming work to protect the health of employees. In the Ministry specify that the amount of compensation may not exceed the amount of 20% of the insurance contributions of enterprises in 2019.
Earlier in may, the Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) Andrey tsarikovskiy pointed out that the price of medical masks in Russia has stabilized, but at a level that is “absolutely unpleasant”. However, he assured that “there are already exorbitant prices, when I was asked for 100 rubles.” “We see — until the price, unfortunately, has stabilized at that level, which I understand as an economist, but absolutely unpleasant personally as a person. I understand the economic reasons. However, I can already see the fall [of prices], the high prices will not” — said the Deputy head of the FAS. He said that price stabilization is associated with the saturation of the market and increase production, lower demand due to the decline in the incidence of COVID-19.
Before FinExpertiza experts estimate that the expenses of the Russians for medical masks, gloves and sanitizer, in strict compliance with the requirements of the authorities of the most regions of the Russian Federation and regulations of the CPS, with an average of up to 4 thousand rubles a month when traveling for work as usual. Analysts international auditing and consulting company proceeded from the need to buy 90 disposable masks, 48 pairs of gloves and 5 bottles of sanitizer. So, according to analysts, the mask will have to spend 2.6 million rubles per month for a glove — 870 rubles, sanitizer — 570 rubles.
currently, in the Russian regions there is a regime of mandatory or recommended to wear masks and gloves.
for its part, the Communist party encouraged to hand out free masks and gloves. In an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leader of the party Gennady Zyuganov stated the need for the state to ensure the purchase and distribution among the citizens of PPE during a pandemic coronavirus, as well as to provide mass screening of the citizens on the subject of infection. “To sell them (masks and gloves — ed) in the face of the epidemic is how to get soldiers on the battlefield to buy ammo or pay for a place in the trench. When introduced fines for appearing in public without masks and gloves, necessary to ensure their availability, and then to require strict compliance with the regulations,” — quoted by RIA “Novosti” Zyuganov.
we Add that the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection (COVID-2019), was formally recorded in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization (who) officially recognized the situation with coronavirus pandemic. To date, cases of infection were recorded in almost 200 countries and regions of the world. In General, the number of infected COVID-2019 in a world of over 6.1 million people, died more than 372 thousand. The pandemic has had devastating effects on the world economy. Under the powerful kick hit many industries, including transport, tourism, hospitality, automotive, construction, retail, and entertainment.
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