First federal airlift to NY tri-state area includes millions of gloves, masks


The first federal airlift to the New York tri-state area touched down on Sunday with millions of gloves and masks and other medical supplies needed in the fight against coronavirus.

The flight from Shanghai landed at John F. Kennedy International airport with supplies mostly designated for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with some going to nursing homes and other high-risk areas.

The plane delivered 12 million gloves, 130,000 N95 masks, 1.7 million surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,00 hand sanitizer units and 36,000 thermometers, according to the news reports.