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Voice of America 20 May 2020

Palestinian Garment Factory Makes Coronavirus Protective Gear for Israel


Factory's owner believes humanitarian situation more important than politics or conflicts


A crew from the Arizona National Guard conducted a mission, Thursday, April 9, to airlift protective gear, picking up the load of equipment in North Carolina and returning to Phoenix.

The gear will be used to make protective gowns for Arizona healthcare professionals to support the fight against COVID-19.

Across Arizona, 3,100 coronavirus cases resulting in 97 deaths were reported as of Friday.

Before visiting COVID-19 patients, medical workers have to put on several layers of personal protective equipment (PPE), so they can keep themselves and others safe from the virus. What's included in the PPE and how do you put it on?
Watch a CGTN photographer gear up inside a New Orleans, Louisiana hospital.
A garment factory near Iraq's northeastern city of Sulaymaniyah has shifted its production from clothing to face masks to help meet demand during the coronavirus outbreak. VOA's Rebaz Majeed filed this report from Sulaymaniyah narrated by Bezhan Hamdard
There have been more urgent appeals for protective clothing for people working at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.

The head of an NHS trust in Southern England has said he is contacting the British fashion house Burberry, who have offered to make gowns for the NHS, because he doesn't have enough gowns for staff to get through tomorrow.

Meanwhile the leader of Birmingham city council has written to the government warning that the city will run out of protective face masks within two weeks.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports from Health Correspondent Sophie Hutchinson and Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh.

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