in the Middle of the fight against the deadly Coronavirus has broken out between Switzerland and Germany is an open dispute about the supply of protective masks. Germany prevented, according to a report in the "NZZ am Sonntag", the export of the masks in the Switzerland.
The Confederation did therefore, according to the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco), the German Ambassador, to protest to him against the export ban. "In these contacts, the German authorities were urged, in the blocked shipments immediately release" is Seco-speaker Fabian quoted Maienfisch.
According to the report, a truck, a Swiss company of the German customs authorities will be prevented from driving in Switzerland. On Board 240'000 protection masks. Seco does not indicate that it was an individual case, and that further shipments were blocked.
The German government had glasses on last Wednesday a ban on the export of medical protective equipment such as protection, respiratory protection masks, protective coats, protective suits and gloves to be adopted. A day earlier, the French government had ordered the confiscation of all protective masks. Switzerland will be hit hard by these measures, because the country itself produces hardly any medical supplies. (scl/sda)
Created: 08.03.2020, 09:51 PMUpdated Date: 08 March 2020, 11:03