Paris, Apr 2:
The US bought out a planeload of Chinese-made face masks right on the tarmac just as the haul of the much needed protective gear was about to set off for France, the head of a French region told RT.
Facing shortages of protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak, France has turned to China to procure the much-needed face masks.
After French legislature adopted a law on the emergent medical situation, local authorities were able to place an order on the equipment in China, paying for it upfront.
All in all, his and other regions ordered some 60 million masks, the head of the south-eastern Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region Renaud Muselier told RT France journalist.