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Air-Bridged Flights Not Taking State Purchased Supplies

The state has bought millions of dollars of supplies needed for the continued medical response to COVID-19 but getting them from China to Illinois or even the United States isn’t so easy. 

Governor JB Pritzker says that he has been on the phone to airline CEO’s and others in the import-export business to try and get Illinois’ supplies moving. Pritzker says he thought that the much-touted Air Bridge flights the White House has been talking about could be used to move the state’s PPE to the US.



Shipped on a plane goods arrive in the US in 12 to 14 hours after leaving China, items that are put on an ocean-going freighter take between 20 and 40 days to arrive.

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