Demand for protective gear for medical staff tackling the coronavirus outweighs China’s domestic supply. Photo: Xinhua Demand for protective gear for medical staff tackling the coronavirus outweighs China’s domestic supply. Photo: Xinhua
Demand for protective gear for medical staff tackling the coronavirus outweighs China’s domestic supply. Photo: Xinhua

China goes global in search for protective suits, masks and goggles as coronavirus infections begin to take off

  • Government estimates that 100,000 pieces of gear are needed every day in virus epicentre Hubei province alone, but Chinese suppliers can only meet a third of that
  • Unicef, South Korea, Japan and Chinese embassies are sourcing and shipping more, while Taiwan says it must focus on its own needs

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Demand for protective gear for medical staff tackling the coronavirus outweighs China’s domestic supply. Photo: Xinhua Demand for protective gear for medical staff tackling the coronavirus outweighs China’s domestic supply. Photo: Xinhua
Demand for protective gear for medical staff tackling the coronavirus outweighs China’s domestic supply. Photo: Xinhua
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