Professor Martin Cormican, National Lead for Infection Control and Antimicrobial Resistance, HSE, displaying some of the PPE equipment sourced from China, at a HSE briefing in Dublin.
With Just 10 per cent of the total €200 million order having arrived. Professor Cormican stated that only 65 per cent of the first batch has met the required standard.
A shipment of five million pieces of personal protection equipment (PPE) is believed to have been delivered to Northern Ireland, according to the NI secretary.
Brandon Lewis said the PPE consignment should have arrived at approximately 07:00 BST on Monday morning.
He said it would be delivered to the health services “in the course of the day”.
It would help ensure sure staff had the “protection they need”, he added.