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Fifth plane from China lands in Mexico City with medical supplies

Mexico City, Mexico — Government officials in Mexico City say a fifth plane carrying medical supplies has landed from China.

On Thursday night, a fifth light from China with medical supplies landed at the Mexico City International Airport with supplies that will be distributed throughout the country for personnel to attend to patients and the coronavirus epidemic.

Marcelo Ebrard, la Secreatría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), said this particular shipment contains 13,400 face shields and 120,000 surgical masks, among other items. He noted that all the equipment was received and inspected by Mexico City customs authorities.

This Aeromexico aircraft is part of the air bridge between both nations that has been coordinated by the Foreign Affairs Secretariat to fly the shipments from Shanghai into Mexico.