VP: Iran Exporting Machinery to Europe for Production of Masks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that his country has exported machinery to produce face masks to prevent coronavirus epidemic to Denmark.
Sattari made the remarks on Wednesday, addressing a session of Strategic Headquarters for Implementing Comprehensive Scientific Outline of Iran.
He also noted that the country has already exported coronavirus diagnostic kits to a number of countries.
Sattari had announced earlier this month that Iranian knowledge-based firms have started manufacturing coronavirus test kits and eight countries have agreed to import such items from the country.
"Iran presently has a capacity of producing 1 million serology test kits per day and 1.5 million of C-Creative Protein (CPR) test kits per month," Sattari said.
"Part of the mentioned figure is used inside the country and the rest is exported," he added.
In relevant remarks on May 10, Deputy head of the Iranian presidency’s office for scientific affairs Mehdi Qalenoyee said that Iranian firms are going to export serological test kits to eight more countries after a first successful cargo was sent to Germany earlier in the week.
Qalenoyee said export of two types of coronavirus test kits to the Philippines and Pakistan was waiting for confirmation from the local officials after Iranian companies manufacturing the special tools sent sample kits to labs in those countries.
He added that India, Nigeria and Armenia will receive the items once travel restrictions are eased.
The official also said that Qatar, Georgia and Syria will soon be included in the list of export destination for the Iranian test kits.
The announcement comes a few days after Iran sent a first cargo of serological test kits to Germany, where officials are trying to conduct the tests on a great scale to identify the immunity rate against COVID-19.