The communities that have received the largest number of masks so far are Madrid, with 1,922,068 and Catalonia, with 887,073, respectively. The official data confirms a large distribution of reinforcement, which is added to the purchases made by the communities themselves, which have always had the possibility of making their own purchases.
To this must be added the important announcement made yesterday by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, of the contract for the purchase of sanitary material from China for a value of 432 million euros, which today amounts to 509 million euros, an amount that varies because daily new purchases continue to be made.
This new contract involves the acquisition and distribution over the next eight weeks of a total of 550 million masks, 5.5 million tests and 950 assisted breathing equipment. To this must be added the production of material through the national industry, which is already underway.