Chennai, May 21 : Customs officials at the Anna International airport here facilitated faster clearance of medical equipment received from five countries on Wednesday night to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Airport sources said today that medical equipment like face masks, modern thermometers, accessories to make ventilators and medical items were received in 228 parcels in cargo flights from the USA, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan and China.
Since the corona positive cases especially in Chennai and neighbouring districts of Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu, were on the higher side, large numbers of medical equipment were being imported from foreign countries. Considering the urgent need, Air Customs officials facilitated faster clearance of the cargo to ensure speedy delivery. (UNI)