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Russian plane with medical equipment lands at New York’s JFK Airport – Russian Mission to UN

The United States is currently the nation hit hardest by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), topping the global infection tally with more than 206,200 cases registered, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

A Russian Air Force Antonov An124 carrying medical equipment to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak has landed at New York’s JFK Airport at 4:06 pm (8:06 pm GMT), the Russian Mission to the United Nations told reporters on Wednesday.

New York air traffic controller to Russian Air Force cargo plane: “We sincerely thank you for all of the assistance you’re bringing in.”

Earlier, a senior US administration official said the United States was expecting Russia to deliver a planeload of personal protection equipment and medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.