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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Aerospace giant Boeing on Monday said it shipped over 150,000 goggles and face shields from China to the United States to help US state of South Carolina health workers in fighting the pandemic.

    "Boeing today completed another set of COVID-19 airlift missions, deploying three Dreamlifter aircraft to transport more than 150,000 protective eye goggles and face shields from China to the United States", the company said in a statement.

    Boeing said it worked in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to deliver the personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care professionals.

    According to the company, the equipment will be used by MUSC health care team members to assist with statewide COVID-19 community testing and outreach efforts, which are critical to recovery and a staged economic revitalization.

    Boeing will deliver another 400,000 units of PPE to MUSC in the near future, the release added.

    The United States currently counts over 1,300,000 confirmed cases of infection with 78,771 fatalities from the novel coronavirus, according to the latest data assembled by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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