A mask factory in just six days! China shows once again why it's a manufacturing powerhouse
The Chinese capital of Beijing will set up a new mask factory within just six days to meet soaring demand for protective gear in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday. The factory, to be converted from an industrial building by China Construction First Group, will be able to turn out 250,000 masks each day, it said, adding that work began on Monday and was set to be completed by Saturday. This isn't the first instance of China rapidly building something which is very hard to imagine in other countries like India. Earlier in Wuhan, buildings have been converted to treat infected patients, or hospitals built from scratch, in days.