Workers make masks at a factory in Zhangpu County, southeast China's Fujian Province. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: why China is in the grips of a facial mask shortage as death toll grows

  • China is currently capable of producing 20 million masks per day, but it is experiencing a severe shortage caused by the coronavirus
  • Beijing has halted exports of raw materials and equipment used to make masks, and ramped up oversight of supply
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Workers make masks at a factory in Zhangpu County, southeast China's Fujian Province. Photo: Xinhua