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Companies Boost Mask Production

April 17 , 2020


Companies in Hawassa Industrial Park doubled face mask production capacity to 20,000 pieces a day. Over the past couple of weeks, the garment and textile industries in the Park have moved to produce face masks to contribute their share to the national COVID 19 containment efforts, according to Fitsum Ketema, manager of the Park. The companies started making the masks with a production capacity of 10,000 masks a day. They also planned to increase daily production to 50,000 pieces. The newly announced state of emergency decree made wearing a face mask in public places mandatory. Failure to comply with this requirement subjects offenders with up to three years imprisonment and a 200,000 Br fine.




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