Companies in China began to produce masks to combat coronavirusFebruary 10, 2020
Many Chinese automakers have converted part of their production lines to produce scarce medical masks, disinfectants, and safety glasses.
The largest Chinese companies, including those specializing in automobile manufacturing, have launched their own production of medical masks in order to counter the spread of coronavirus in the country. This is reported by Automotive News.
Many car companies, including BYD, have switched part of their production lines to producing masks, which are currently in huge shortage in the country. In addition, some companies have been engaged in the creation of disinfectants and special safety glasses. Up to 15 million medical masks are issued daily in China, but this amount is still not enough in the current situation.
Hubei Province, where the epicenter of the outbreak is located, is the fourth largest automobile region in the state. In particular, the largest factories of Dongfeng Motor, Honda and General Motors, which were forced to suspend production, are based there.
Hyundai also stopped producing cars in its factories in South Korea due to a shortage of Chinese components, the supply of which is delayed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in China.
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