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Tailoring of medical masks will be entrusted to prisoners in Kamchatka
Prisoners of penal colonies in Kamchatka will begin to sew reusable medical masks. In the near future they will bring professional sewing machines, fabrics and all the necessary accessories.
According to Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory Sergey Khabarov, the protective equipment sewn in the colonies will be used by the prisoners themselves and the staff of the penitentiary system. According to the press service of the regional government, in quality they should not be inferior to masks made at other industries.
Earlier, the Federation Council proposed to allow the production of medical masks without a special license during a pandemic. Since April 7, more than 120 penal colonies in Russia will begin sewing personal protective equipment.
In Kamchatka recorded first cases of the disease coronavirus infection. Two locals who were not abroad, but traveled outside the region, were infected.