In the US, the government spent more than $ 110 million to purchase masks from unverified companies: delivery deadlines have already been disrupted

The Wall Street Journal reported that the US government has spent more than $ 110 million on face masks for healthcare professionals.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the US government has spent more than $ 110 million on face masks for healthcare professionals. At the same time, they were purchased from unverified suppliers at inflated prices. This was reported to reporters by a source in federal contacts. Purchased more than 20 million masks. In full, they must be delivered before the end of May. But many companies are already behind schedule and have overdue delivery dates for batches of masks or even refused to complete the order.
epa08369903 Members of the White House staff clean the podium ahead of a coronavirus task force briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 17 April 2020. EPA-EFE/Oliver Contreras / POOL

At the same time, they were purchased from unverified suppliers at inflated prices. This was reported to reporters by a source in federal contacts.

Purchased more than 20 million masks. In full, they must be delivered before the end of May. But many companies are already behind schedule and have overdue delivery dates for batches of masks or even refused to complete the order.

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