AUSTRALIA grabs dodgy CoronaVirus PPE Supplies imported from China

Why all the secrecy?
Why do we seem to be reluctant to call it for what it is, criminal fraud?
Why are we so timid to call it out as risking lives?

Why did it take a whistleblower to reveal the truth about the rubbish that was being imported to fill a shortage caused in part by the purchase of valid stock here and sent to China by Chinese construction companies Greenland and Risland?
It’s enough to make us sick!

AND not before time!

New rules are also stopping people buying up supplies of protective equipment to then resell locally at an inflated price.

It has also sought to boost supply by opening up the nation’s emergency medical stockpile and increasing domestic production.’

Two Australian Border Force Officers, one in New South Wales and the other in Queensland, have tested positive to coronavirus.
Photo: AAP

Defence Correspondent Andrew Greene writes: ‘Australia seizes faulty coronavirus protective equipment imported from China’

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-chinese-ppe-border-force-intercepted/12085908

Key points:

  • An official has dubbed some of the intercepted Chinese personal protective equipment “dodgy”
  • Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands have rejected Chinese-made protective equipment
  • Australia has banned face masks, gloves, gowns, goggles, alcohol wipes and hand sanitiser exports

The ABC has learnt that in recent weeks, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have intercepted several deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) that have been found to be counterfeit or otherwise faulty.

One law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, estimated the ABF had already seized 800,000 masks with a combined value of more than $1.2 million on the Australian market.

“We started seeing this stuff arriving roughly three weeks ago when news of the pandemic was really taking off,” the official told the ABC.

“The dodgy material is coming via air cargo because there is a backlog of sea freight at Australian ports.”

The official stressed that not all Chinese products were considered faulty, and other imports of PPE from China were still passing Australian regulations.

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The ABC has approached the Department of Home Affairs and the Minister for Home Affairs for comment.

The Department refused to comment and the ABC is yet to receive a response from the Minister’s office.

The Federal Government today officially banned the exporting of protective equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns from Australia during the coronavirus outbreak.

It foreshadowed the plan last week, and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Health Minister Greg Hunt have now signed off on the new regulations.

New rules are also stopping people buying up supplies of protective equipment to then resell locally at an inflated price.

It has also sought to boost supply by opening up the nation’s emergency medical stockpile and increasing domestic production.’

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-chinese-ppe-border-force-intercepted/12085908