13 February 2020 – Measures to expand face mask production to over 600 million per month

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Increase availability of PPE
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: We will implement measures to secure a stable supply of face masks, which have been in limited supply throughout Japan. We intend to expand the production of face masks to over 600 million a month by next month, twice last month’s supply, through measures such as assisting the introduction of new production equipment for businesses cooperating with efforts to increase supply.
Full details here: http://japan.kantei.go.jp/98_abe/actions/202002/_00019.html