BUSINESS Chinese firms temporarily switch to making protective supplies to help fight NCP

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Chinese firms temporarily switch to making protective supplies to help fight NCP

By Xu Zheqi | People's Daily app

13:22, February 11, 2020

Many Chinese companies have temporarily switched to manufacturing protective supplies to help fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP).

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Photos: Agencies

Caizi Fushi, a clothing firm in East China's Fujian Province, switched to producing protective suits on February 1. Up to now, the company has produced 20,000 of them, of which 10,000 have been donated to front-line staff of epidemic prevention and control.

New Yifa Group, another company in Fujian, also prepared to manufacture supplies in short supply like masks. The company has ordered four automated production equipment, which are expected to arrive by the end of the month. At that time, the company will produce disposable medical-grade protective masks, with an estimated daily output of 800,000.

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Auto company BYD has started designing and manufacturing protective material production equipment, and plans to produce masks and disinfectants. The government has opened a "green channel" for short supplies, and BYD is actively preparing for approval. After the certification is completed, BYD will be fully engaged in the production of protective supplies.

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A food deliveryman. (Photo: CGTN)

Due to the severe shortage of protective materials, especially medical masks and protective suits, more and more Chinese companies have begun to switch to the production of protective materials. Other industries, meanwhile, such as e-commerce, delivery and takeaway have gradually resumed normal operations to serve people's daily needs.

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