A batch of US-made masks destined for the Berlin police was confiscated in Bangkok and sent back to the United States.
Berlin authorities accused the United States of “modern piracy” after 200 thousand medical masks destined for Germany were transported to America.
The head of the Berlin Office of Internal Affairs Andreas Gisel said the interception of masks destined for Berlin was essentially an “act of modern piracy,” and urged the Trump administration to abide by international trade rules.
“This is not the case with transatlantic partners,” he emphasized, “even in times of global crisis, methods of the Wild West cannot be applied.”
Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that under the law on the production of defense products, he requires American companies to increase the supply of medical goods to meet the country’s needs.
“We urgently need these products for domestic consumption. And we must get them, ” said Donald Trump.
According to him, the American authorities received at their disposal almost 200 thousand respirators N95, 130 thousand surgical masks and 600 thousand gloves. However, he did not specify how all this fell into the hands of the Americans.A second case of coronavirus infection has been detected in LPR