A vendor shows an N95 face mask at medical store in Bhopal, India. Photo: EPA A vendor shows an N95 face mask at medical store in Bhopal, India. Photo: EPA
A vendor shows an N95 face mask at medical store in Bhopal, India. Photo: EPA

India’s surgical mask makers scramble to meet Asian demand surge amid coronavirus outbreak

  • Eyeing large profits, Indian manufacturers are scrambling to meet the demand from countries such as China and Malaysia
  • But this new focus on exports means the domestic market is being underserved, and substandard masks are hitting shelves

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A vendor shows an N95 face mask at medical store in Bhopal, India. Photo: EPA A vendor shows an N95 face mask at medical store in Bhopal, India. Photo: EPA
A vendor shows an N95 face mask at medical store in Bhopal, India. Photo: EPA
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