Russia sent medical equipment help to the U.S.


A Russian Aerospace Forces plane carrying medical equipment landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in late afternoon on April 1, 2020.

It transported 60 tons of ventilators, masks, respirators and other items. Previously, President discussed the crisis with U.S. “Trump gratefully accepted this humanitarian aid,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying. President . Usually, the United States donates supplies to embattled countries rather than accepting them. The equipment would be carefully examined to make sure it comports with the quality requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The US has more than 205,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,500 deaths. Russia declared 2,337, with 17 deaths.

Moscow in lockdown

Putin’s spokesman, said Moscow hoped the United States might also be able to provide medical help to Russia if necessary when the time came. In a similar way, Russia helped China and Italy. Authorities in Moscow are rolling out new digital “social monitoring” tools targeting the public, after what officials say were constant violations of the city’s quarantine imposed, in place since Monday. If people don’t have smartphones, the city says it will lend out devices. Moscow residents will be also obligated to register for a government-issued QR code a small square matrix bar code containing personal data.


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