Official: Taiwan producing over 12 million masks a day
Radio Taiwan International
Date: 23 March, 2020
By: Natalie Tso
Taiwan is increasing its mask production lines (CNA photo)
Deputy Economics Minister Lin Chuan-neng says that Taiwan has been producing 12.6 million surgical masks every day since last week. Lin told lawmakers Monday that at the rate production is growing, Taiwan can expect to be making 13 million masks a day in early April.
Lin said that the government has already brought 60 extra mask-making machines online. They were up and running in just one month, much faster than is the norm for newly-purchased machines. [FULL STORY]