Spain buys €432 million in medical equipment from China

A man wears a face mask and plastic bags as makeshift protective gloves while walking in Barcelona, Spain. Various regional authorities and associations have criticised PM Pedro Sanchez's over the shortage of medical supplies. – EPA pic, March 25, 2020.

SPAIN has signed a multi-million-euro contract with China to acquire medical supplies to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Health Minister Salvador Illa said today.

Worth some €432 million euros (RM2 billion), the deal will cover 550 million masks, 5.5 million rapid test kits, 950 respirators and 11 million pairs of gloves to address shortages in Spain.

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