An employee of Harbin Pharmaceutical Group displays the medical mask they have produced, in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, Feb. 10, 2020. (File photo/China News Service)
(ECNS) -- The daily output of face masks in China has exceeded 100 million units as companies ramp up production capacity, the National Development and Reform Commission announced on Monday.
The daily production of masks, including ordinary masks, surgical masks and medical N95 masks, reached 116 million units on Feb. 29, 12 times the number on Feb. 1, greatly easing the supply and demand gap during the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Of all the masks, the daily output of medical N95 masks accounts for 1.66 million, effectively alleviating the short supply for medical staff.