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Taiwan to add 60 production lines to make 10million surgical masks a day to meet demads


The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan approved a plan to build 60 lines to produce 6 million surgical masks a day to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), CNA reported.


The approval of the plan is to meet surging demand as people as surgical masks in the country always gone out of stock in supermarkets and convenience stores.

The new lines to be built will cost NT$200 million and could ramped up to a capacity of 3 million masks a day in three weeks and to 6 million masks a day in four to five weeks, according to the report.

Currently Taiwan's capacity is at 4 million masks per day but due to surging demands and the addition of 60 lines, the country will have 10million surgical masks production per day.


People in Taiwan have increasingly sought to get their hands on surgical masks due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, Taiwan has listed 10 confirmed cases. (Photo CNA)

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