Höganäs in China says that it has sourced 165,000 surgical face masks to  be used by hospital staff when caring for Covid-19 infected patients.

'Through the Swedish Chamber of Commerce here in Shanghai, we were able to ship and donate the masks to Örebro University hospital in Sweden,' says Mark Braithwaite, manager of continent APAC. ‘We continue to team up with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to find more Swedish companies in China that want to join the fight against the coronavirus. The situation is changing quickly, and it will become more difficult to secure needed protection equipment as more and more countries are recommending use also for individuals.’

This story uses material from Höganäs, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.