Corona: Germany Lost 6 million ordered masks in Kenya Airport

Corona: Germany Lost 6 million ordered masks in Kenya Airport

With a deep shortage of facemasks amid coronavirus outbreak, German customs officials claim that they have lost 6 million face masks at Kenya airport which was ordered to protect health workers from the coronavirus. Currently, they are tracking down the misplaced masks. It is said that Germans have ordered the FF2 masks, which filters more than 90 per cent particles.

A defence ministry spokeswoman said 'The authorities are trying to find out what happened'. However, Kenyan Airports Authority spokeswoman said investigations had found nothing so far. The shipment was due in Germany on March 20 but the masks have vanished last week in Kenya. Moreover, the uncertainty of why German firm masks were there in Kenya was questioned.  

German government source speculates it to be a theft or a provider who isn't serious, is being cleared up by customs. It is reported that Germany has placed orders worth 241 million euros ($260.57 million) with suppliers for protective and sanitary equipment to fight the novel coronavirus. Currently, Germany has 32K positive cases and 150 deaths.