The first contacts date back to ten days. The Ministry of Health questions the transporter, Geodis: would it be able to transport hundreds of millions of masks bought by the state to Chinese manufacturers in a few weeks? Banco, replies this subsidiary of the SNCF which undertakes to repatriate 300 million masks in two months, or even other medical equipment such as respirators. And to go beyond it if necessary.
In fact, the first plane to take off on Sunday from Shenzhen will land Monday morning at Vatry (Marne) airport with eight million masks, 80% of which are FFP2. Four such rotations are planned per week. " An airlift has been set up to facilitate the entry of masks into our territory, " said Olivier Véran, Minister of Health who ordered a billion masks, produced in France or abroad.
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Air France will lend a hand on this mission. One of its cargo planes landed at Roissy on Sunday
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