On February 21, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Kan Yiwei said in a regular press conference in response to the problem of insufficient masks that domestic mask enterprises currently operate 24 hours to ensure supply, and will gradually resume imports from China. It is expected that the weekly output of masks will exceed 100 million, and the current supply has doubled compared with previous years.
Mr Kan said: on the other hand, in response to the surging demand in January this year, store sales increased significantly compared with the same period last year, so in terms of the current situation, there is a serious gap in the supply of masks.
The Japanese government will further increase the production capacity of masks, and plans to increase the production capacity of masks to 600 million per week from next month. The government will continue to strictly monitor its production, circulation and other links, and through cooperation between the government and the private sector, alleviate the shortage as soon as possible.
It is reported that Japan’s new crown epidemic situation is not optimistic, which has boosted the demand for masks and other medical protective equipment. Earlier, Japan said it was short of reagents for detecting new coronavirus nucleic acid.
As a neighboring country with a wide range of water and Japan has also provided a large number of materials to China before, China immediately expressed its willingness to provide assistance to Japan and took action after learning that Japan’s testing kits were insufficient. Recently, China’s Shenzhen Huada Gene Technology Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen mammoth Foundation donated a batch of new coronavirus nucleic acid detection kits to the National Institute of infectious diseases of Japan, which arrived in Japan a few days ago!