New England Patriots deliver 300K face masks to NYC for coronavirus relief

Ross Houston
April 6, 2020

Team owner Robert Kraft said he would be donating 300,000 masks to the city to battle the coronavirus. MA could see 47,000 to 172,000 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, which is between 0.7 and 2.5 percent of the state's population. The father-son duo's jet was permitted to use the tarmac for a few hours.

The humanitarian mission was certainly appreciated in MA, too, as Governor Charlie Baker praised the Kraft family's efforts when the plane landed. He wrote that there are no days off, and that "serious teamwork" helped bring the N95 masks over for the front-line workers. He said the fortunate should make every effort to make a difference and help, especially with all the assets available at their disposal.

On April 2, the Kraft family announced the expenditure of $2 million on 1.7 million masks that the family had flown from China to the USA on the Patriot's jet.


On Friday, the New England Patriots used their team trucks to deliver 300,000 masks to New York City, in response to the Wuhan virus pandemic. In stepped a buddy, Jonathan Kraft, who's additionally the chairman of the board of Massachusetts General Hospital, to assist prepare for the crew aircraft to turn into a cargo service.

Reports indicated that the Patriots plane had to undergo several procedures, such as being upgraded for global travel for the flight, as well as the Krafts signing a waiver for the plane to avoid quarantine in China.

China's Fujian province and Heren Charitable Foundation are coordinating a donation of 1 million masks, 10,000 protective clothing, 10,000 goggles and 10,000 shoe covers to the state of Ohio.


Thursday evening, the New England Patriots' 767 jet landed at Logan Airport.

MA has reported greater than 7,700 coronavirus circumstances and at the very least 122 deaths, in accordance with the state's web site.


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