Hong Kong is experiencing an acute shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: May Tse Hong Kong is experiencing an acute shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: May Tse
Hong Kong is experiencing an acute shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: May Tse

Coronavirus: Hong Kong textile industry producing nearly 3,000 handmade reusable fabric masks amid acute shortage of face coverings

  • Industry lawmaker Felix Chung hopes to provide alternatives as soon as possible to relieve people’s panic amid short supply of protective gear
  • But Hu Jinlian, a PolyU professor who studies medical textiles, is sceptical about their effectiveness against airborne viruses

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong is experiencing an acute shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: May Tse Hong Kong is experiencing an acute shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: May Tse
Hong Kong is experiencing an acute shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: May Tse
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