The mask subsidy scheme is part of a HK$30 billion government package announced in February to help the city’s health care sector combat the deadly coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong surgical mask manufacturers to begin supplying government from late May under subsidy scheme

  • More than 40 million masks will be produced every month once all 20 production lines are at full capacity, according to the commerce bureau
  • A mask shortage in the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak prompted the government to roll out a HK$1.5 billion subsidy scheme to encourage local production
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The mask subsidy scheme is part of a HK$30 billion government package announced in February to help the city’s health care sector combat the deadly coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
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