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The Economist

Chinese companies rush to produce anti-covid kit

Chinese companies rush to produce anti-covid kit

Makers of booze, cars, nappies and spacecraft are retooling to fight the epidemic

  • marzo 14, 2020
  • min read

The Economist

Chinese companies rush to produce anti-covid kit

 Over 10,000 Chinese companies have added masks, hazmat suits, thermometers and the like to their product lines in the past two months, estimates Tianyancha, a data firm.

Thomas Luedi, a partner with Bain & Company, says weak demand during the outbreak spurred factories to redeploy workers towards manufacturing these vital goods.

Making masks and disinfectant is “not awfully complicated”, adds Luedi.

The Economist