By Cindi Cook


A cargo plane from China landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport late Sunday carrying 100 tons of medical equipment to help France combat the deadly novel coronavirus.

Included were 5.5 million masks which are sorely needed by medical workers throughout the republic.

Some 2.5 million of the masks were ordered in China by LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, and offered to the French government.

Starting Monday for the next two weeks, a flight will land at Paris-Vatry Airport every day carrying medical supplies. The hub is around 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the

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