A surgical mask factory will be set up in Beijing in six days to meet the high demand for protective equipment due to the new corona epidemic, the Xinhua news agency reported.
The plant, which will be set up in an industrial building in the Chinese capital, will be able to produce 250.000 surgical masks a day, said China Construction First Group, which undertook the project, adding that work on its construction will begin. today and will end on Saturday.
Surgical mask factories around the world are finding it difficult to cope with the growing demand following the outbreak of the epidemic. covid-19, from which 1.700 people have lost their lives in China.
In January, CMask, a Chinese surgical mask maker that accounts for 30% of domestic demand, announced that it now receives 5 million daily orders, ten times the usual amount.