In the fight against corona virus: Israel is converting part of its missile production to ventilators

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Israel is converting a missile production line to ventilator manufacturing due to the rapid spread of corona virus. According to a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defense, 30 ventilators have already been delivered to the Ministry of Health.

Minister Naftali Bennett said according to a message:

“The state of Israel needs to develop independent resources in all areas in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic. We cannot remain dependent on deliveries from other countries. “

The Ministry of Defense shared the production line with the medical one Inovytec company and the company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

The background is the lack of ventilators in Israel and worldwide, the message said. According to the Inovytec website, the devices are handy machines the size of a car radio. They could be used for ventilation of children and adults and are already in use in Israel and other countries.

Corona virus in Israel

On March 11, the World Health Organization classified the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection Covid-19 as a pandemic.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, the pathogen Sars-CoV-2 has now been detected in 6092 people in Israel. According to the information, 26 people died after a coronavirus infection.

ak / dpa

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