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Coronavirus: The army has transported the emergency supply equipment from the airport to the HSE




The first Aer Lingus trip to China to gather a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the HSE thankfully landed safely in Dublin on Sunday evening.

The flight arrived at Dublin Airport at about 3pm, having left Beijing not long after 8pm on Saturday.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the flight was the first of 10 flights that will bring back PPE, including surgical masks, gowns and eye shields for health service workers.

More than €225 million will be spent on PPE – contrasted with €15 million that’s generally spent every normal year. The HSE will start distributing about €20 million worth of PPE from Sunday evening and up to 10 further flights are due between now and Wednesday.

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