A member of the German armed forces holds a face mask in Gera, Germany. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: German military asked to secure transport of face masks after US initially accused of ‘piracy’

  • Request for troop support came after a delivery of 200,000 face masks destined for the German capital was diverted en route from China
  • German officials initially laid blame on US, one calling diversion of shipment ‘an act of modern piracy’
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A member of the German armed forces holds a face mask in Gera, Germany. Photo: AP
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