Commuters wear face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing. As the virus has travelled round the world, masks have become one of the essential commodities of 2020. Photo: AP Commuters wear face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing. As the virus has travelled round the world, masks have become one of the essential commodities of 2020. Photo: AP
Commuters wear face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing. As the virus has travelled round the world, masks have become one of the essential commodities of 2020. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: in a pop-up lab in Beijing, this firm is trying to clean up China’s murky face mask industry

  • Smart Air launched as an air purifier provider and tested masks for the notorious Beijing smog, but the Covid-19 pandemic changed that
  • After coronavirus hit, the firm opened a makeshift lab in Beijing to test the 2020’s hottest commodity: face masks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Commuters wear face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing. As the virus has travelled round the world, masks have become one of the essential commodities of 2020. Photo: AP Commuters wear face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing. As the virus has travelled round the world, masks have become one of the essential commodities of 2020. Photo: AP
Commuters wear face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing. As the virus has travelled round the world, masks have become one of the essential commodities of 2020. Photo: AP
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