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

It took a global pandemic to finally put Jets and Patriots fans on the same team.

A tractor-trailer emblazoned with the New England NFL squad’s name rolled into enemy territory Friday on a mission of mercy, as it pulled up to the Javits Center to drop off a huge supply of N95 respirator masks that were purchased from China by the franchise’s owner.

“We’re all in this together. Headed to New York with hope, love and 300,000 masks for healthcare workers,” the Patriots wrote on their official Instagram page.

Team owner Robert Kraft said he would be donating 300,000 masks to the city to battle the coronavirus.

He and his family spent $2 million on an order of 1.7 million masks and had them flown on a team plane from China. Kraft is also sending masks to Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The aircraft had touched down at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport early Wednesday morning and was loaded with 1.2 million N95 masks and landed with the order in Massachusetts Thursday, a local NBC affiliate reported.


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