A member of the Czech Pirates party, Lev Chervinka, said the Czech authorities were trying to appropriate masks sent by China to Italy. They tried to give out medical supplies from China for stolen from Czech companies for resale at a higher price.
The Czech Republic was accused of misappropriating 110 thousand masks, which China sent to Italy. This was announced by a member of the Czech party “Pirates” Lev Chervinka, writes March 21 La Repubblica.
According to him, on Tuesday, Czech authorities said they had made great strides in fighting those who speculate on the cost of masks and other medical supplies needed to end the pandemic. According to the original version, these were masks and respirators stolen from Czech companies for resale at a higher price in the international market.
But then, according to Chervinka, there were photos and videos showing boxes in police trucks with Chinese and Italian flags and inscriptions in Italian, English and Chinese: “Go ahead, Italy! We are with you.”
Only three days later, after a stir in the media, the Czech authorities launched an investigation into this and decided to immediately send to Italy the same number of masks that were seized. As noted at the Italian Embassy in the Czech Republic, masks will be transferred to the Czech Embassy in Rome for subsequent delivery to the relevant authorities.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. By given American Johns Hopkins University on March 23, the total number of people infected in the world exceeded 340 thousand, 15 308 people died.
In Italy, more than 59 thousand infected with coronavirus were recorded, among them 5,476 were killed.