To Russia from the United States came a strain of coronavirus for scientific research

Tomsk customs office issued a Declaration on the strain of coronavirus, imported into Russia from the United States. The sample was imported for scientific research and vaccine development, the press service of the customs.

“The Declaration of the strain was submitted remotely from the electronic Declaration Center Tomsk customs April 10, 2020. Viral particles were moved in the vial 23 X 0.6 milliliters, and weigh 88 grams. But due to the fact that transportation and storage temperature of 2-8°C, the products housed in the cold box filled with icepacks. Together with the container particles weighed 4.5 kilograms,” – said the Agency.

Given the importance of quick clearance of such goods inspectors Tomsk customs has conducted the necessary procedures in less than 1 hour, although it usually takes 1 business day. This is the second case of declaring the viral particles in the Tomsk customs. The first such Declaration was issued on 30 January 2020.

Customs officers now special attention is given to production of basic commodities, medical devices, said the Agency.

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