'Million Mask March in D.C. US-POLITICS-PROTEST-ANONYMOUS A member of the Uniformed Secret Service rides past on a bicycle as demonstrators, including supporters of the group Anonymous, march in a
German customs has reportedly seized face masks and other supplies destined for Switzerland, as European states struggle against the coronavirus pandemic with their limited medical equipment.
The Swiss government has called for an emergency meeting with the German ambassador, looking for concrete answers concerning the issue. On Sunday, Switzerland’s Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO urged “German authorities to release the blacked masks immediately”.
On March 8, a shipment of 240,000 face masks bound for Switzerland from Germany was blocked by the German government, which had unilaterally banned most exports of protective medical equipment on
Switzerland -- a country of 8.5 million which depends on imports of low-value goods such as protective medical gear -- wants Germany to release a shipment of face masks held up at the border, Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said in a statement Monday.
Fighting new crown pneumonia Germany detains 240,000 masks from Swiss companies. China News Agency, Berlin, March 8th Reporter Peng Dawei According to Swiss media reports, 240,000 masks transported by truck by a Swiss company were detained by German customs at the Swiss-German border.