Third plane with medical supplies bought by KGHM arrives in Warsaw

The plane, contracted by KGHM, carried a cargo of face masks, overalls, goggles and respirators for those fighting the coronavirus epidemic in Poland. Andrzej Lange/PAP

A third plane carrying medical equipment purchased by state-owned copper producer KGHM landed at Warsaw's Chopin Airport on Wednesday, a fourth plane load of supplies from China is expected to reach Poland on Thursday.

The plane, contracted by KGHM, carried a cargo of face masks, overalls, goggles and respirators for those fighting the coronavirus epidemic in Poland, Deputy Minister for State Assets Maciej Malecki told a press briefing. He said it was further evidence that state-owned companies could be relied on in a crisis.

He added that the cargo had been transported by another state-owned company, national flag carrier PLL LOT.

Malecki stated that State Treasury companies and foundations had been engaged in the fight against the spreading coronavirus "from day one" and had already transferred over PLN 80 million (EUR 17.5 million), which had reached infectious disease hospitals via the Ministry of Health.

Malecki said the value of the medical supplies, including Thursday's delivery, was over PLN 20 million (EUR 4.3 million). He added Thursday's cargo would not be the last shipment and that over 1,500 cubic metres of supplies were still expected to arrrive.