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DTI gets nearly 12 tons of fabric from China for PPE manufacture

/ 01:42 PM May 04, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) acquired fabric from China for the local manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.

A Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 aircraft hauled the 334 rolls of fabric (11,256 kilograms or nearly 12 tons) from Xiamen, China on May 2, the PAF said in a statement.

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No other details about the shipment were given.

PAF personnel and the cargo were disinfected and decontaminated upon arrival in Manila.

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The PAF has also been flying to China regularly to pick up procured PPE and donations.

Edited by TSB

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