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Criminals cash in on rush to buy Covid-19 protective gear: UN

Reuters

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Modified 8 Jul 2020, 8:06 am

CORONAVIRUS | A rush by countries to buy personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic has created an opportunity for criminal groups, which are peddling sub-standard equipment and likely to move on to medicines soon, a UN report said on Wednesday.

Criminals have adapted quickly, also running scams where no equipment is supplied at all, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in the report.

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