13 Mar 2020 . The Chinese government is also shipping masks abroad as part of goodwill . Most of what it makes are the disposable surgical masks worn by . of the countries hardest hit by the epidemic, and 200,000 to the Philippines.
28 Jan 2020 . Video emerged on Monday showing people clamouring for masks at . Everyday use of surgical masks, once mainly confined to Japan and parts of China . In the Philippines, which has reported no cases of the virus, the .
1 Apr 2020 . Now, China has become a major part of the solution. . samples of N95 respirators to Europe, Cambodia, the Philippines and the United States. . Producers of N95 respirators and surgical masks now insist that orders come .
10 Apr 2020 . China will subject ventilators, surgical masks and other medical equipment to more stringent customs checks before exporting them, after some .
19 Mar 2020 . FILE - An Indian laborer works at a surgical mask production unit in Ahmadabad, . In many parts of China, facemasks are required by local .
30 Jan 2020 . 'Do not wear a mask if you are well' read a warning plastered across . In parts of Asia, wearing face masks is common when people are sick or to counter urban pollution. Official guidance from the World Health Organisation and the Centre . Chinese citizens living in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia sent .
Step outside without a face mask in Hong Kong and you'll get looks. . Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the official advice from the World Health . wear a mask, and in some parts of China you could even be arrested and punished for . Meanwhile, in Indonesia and the Philippines, where there are suspicions that .
6 Feb 2020 . China is reporting a shortage of face masks - what's the scale of the need . What China urgently needs at present are medical masks, protective suits and . that it's switching part of its production to making surgical masks.