The first batch should be ready to ship on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, another 9,263 new cases and 155 deaths were announced. In total, 299,941 people were infected in the country, and 2,827 died. More cases were recorded only in the United States.
For the fourth day in a row, the number of new cases is less than 10,000. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Monday said that the increase in the number of cases of infection has stopped, and noted other positive signs.
As reported on Tuesday, the Agency “Interfax,” Mishustin himself, who was previously infected with the coronavirus, was discharged from the hospital and is working as usual.
The two presidents spoke by phone on May 7.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the devices are planned to be delivered by two planes and that Washington bears all costs.
“I hope that they (the devices) will help overcome the current situation,” he said during a teleconference with journalists.
According to the Embassy, the first batch – 50 devices – should be ready for shipment on Wednesday, and the remaining 150 will be sent soon after.
In early April, Russia sent a batch of its ventilators to the United States, but, according to the American authorities, in the end, they were not useful.