March 16, 2020 / 12:19 PM / 3 months ago

Spain's Civil Guards seize 150,000 surgical masks for health services

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s police have requisitioned 150,000 surgical masks from a factory in the southern city of Jaen to supply health services, the Civil Guards police force said in a statement on Monday.

Some 86,000 of the masks were transferred to Madrid’s Infanta Sofia hospital on Sunday night with the remainder set to be delivered on Monday morning, the Civil Guard said.

Reporting by Nathan Allen, Editing by Inti Landauro

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