US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had signed a decree to combat speculators buying up personal protective equipment.
“I signed an order directed against speculators,” he said at a briefing at the White House.
“We are working to counteract speculators and price inflation for vital goods. This week, the Ministry of Health and Social Services, together with the Ministry of Justice, confiscated 200 thousand respirators, 130 thousand surgical masks, 600 thousand pairs of gloves, a large amount of disinfectants “Trump said.” All the materials are now at the disposal of emergency personnel. Much has been transferred to New York and New Jersey. ”
According to Johns Hopkins University, in the United States recorded more than 270 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus, more than 7 thousand people died.
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