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Philippines plans making lakhs of REwear masks each week

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Jun '20
Pic: Philippine Information Agency
Pic: Philippine Information Agency
The Philippines plans to manufacture lakhs of reusable, washable and re-wearable (REwear) face masks every week for frontline health workers by the end of this month, according to the department of science and technology. The Philippine Textile Research Institute is in charge of producing the face masks. The current production is at 10,000 units per week.

With an initial production target of 500,000, the country has already earmarked half of that for the frontliners in cooperation with the National Task Force that is taking charge of logistic, said secretary Fortunato dela Peña in a virtual briefing. The rest will be part of the government stockpile.

He said the agency is hoping to get more people on board to sew masks, according to Philippine media reports.

Most of the production now is coming from the sewers of Taytay (Rizal) and also from Cavite, and the government expects to have more collaborators for the mission, the official added.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


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