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2020

Apr 23, 2020

10 million masks and emergency room equipment for Swiss hospitals flown from Shanghai

Two flights of repurposed SWISS passenger airplanes, an Airbus A340 and a Boeing 777, brought 10 million medical masks and emergency room equipment from Shanghai to Switzerland. One more flight is planned for early May.  “Wild East”: The price of polypropylene non-woven, the raw material of masks, has been multiplied by 20 since January. Mask…

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Feb 20, 2020

Swiss companies in China: struggling with consequences of Coronavirus but seeing a ray of light at the end of the tunnel

Personnel shortages, production downtimes, travel restrictions, interrupted supply chains and reduced demand: Swiss companies in China struggle with the effect of the epidemic but see light at the end of the tunnel. The total number of people still sick from the Coronavirus starts to decrease, with the recovery of over 16’000 patients. A broad government…

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