Virgin Atlantic plane ferries cargo of vital PPE from China to UK

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Virgin Atlantic plane ferries cargo of vital PPE from China to UK

(Source Evening Standard)

A Virgin Atlantic flight has delivered more than three quarters of a million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK from China amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday's 6,000-mile cargo-only flight from Shanghai to Heathrow was chartered by the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care and saw a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft carry 16 tonnes of PPE.

Among the equipment transported were 690,000 face masks and 95,000 visors. The cargo was spread across passenger seats and stored in overhead lockers, as well as in the hold.

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