A billion-dollar government scheme to boost mask production has been unable to find a single suitable manufacturer. Photo: AP A billion-dollar government scheme to boost mask production has been unable to find a single suitable manufacturer. Photo: AP
A billion-dollar government scheme to boost mask production has been unable to find a single suitable manufacturer. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: almost 400 applicants eye up HK$1.5 billion scheme to boost mask production in Hong Kong but none can meet government’s technical standards

  • Manufacturers must meet four requirements to be subsidised and surgical masks have to meet high standards in filtration and fluid resistance
  • FTU lawmaker Ho Kai-ming says even the masks being made in Lo Wu Correctional Institution probably don’t meet government’s high bar

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A billion-dollar government scheme to boost mask production has been unable to find a single suitable manufacturer. Photo: AP A billion-dollar government scheme to boost mask production has been unable to find a single suitable manufacturer. Photo: AP
A billion-dollar government scheme to boost mask production has been unable to find a single suitable manufacturer. Photo: AP
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