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Egypt’s trade ministry discusses production of fabric face masks ahead of mid-July plan to coexist with coronavirus

Doaa A.Moneim , Wednesday 20 May 2020
Niveen Gamee
Minister of Trade and Industry Niveen Gamee during the meeting on Wednesday (photo courtesy of Trade and Industry Ministry)
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The Minister of Trade and Industry Niveen Gamee stated on Wednesday face masks made of fabrics will be available in the market soon in line with the plan to coexist with the COVID-19 pandemic that Egypt’s government will implement as of mid-June.

Gamee made the statement during an online meeting with representatives of ready-made garments and textile companies, the health ministry, and the Unified Purchasing Authority to discuss the nationwide production of fabric face masks with high quality and reasonable prices.

The minister said the ready-made garments and textile companies will produce the required quantities of fabric face masks in the nearest time possible to meet the education and higher education ministries’ needs to provide the masks for students during year-end exams.

She also stated the trade and health ministries approved the manufacturing standards and requirements of the fabric face masks to be sent to factories to commence production.

Company representatives stressed at the meeting that this kind of face masks provides protection and can be washed more than 50 times. 

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