NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The United Nations is giving a quarter of a million personal protective masks to New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio helped load the much-needed medical equipment into a truck Saturday.READ MORE: Man Killed, 11-Year-Old And 2 Others Hurt In Shooting At Bronx Barbecue
.@NYCMayor helps load up 250,000 surgical masks donated by the United Nations. Thank you @UN for helping out your home city! These masks are going to our medical professionals across New York City. pic.twitter.com/xlJObEMv6q
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) March 28, 2020READ MORE: 15 People Hospitalized In Pileup On Belt Parkway
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the 250,000 masks were just found in U.N. storage facilities.MORE NEWS: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
The masks will be distributed to medical professionals across the city working on the frontlines of the coronavirus fight.