China has sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said on Sunday, as they tried to stem widespread fears over the quality of medical exports.

Coronavirus: China said to have sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries

Despite Chinese cases dwindling, Beijing has encouraged factories to increase

production of medical supplies as the pandemic kills over 60,000 globally and

parts of the world face a protective equipment shortage.

China has exported 3.86 billion masks, 37.5 million pieces of protective clothing, 16,000 ventilators and 2.84 million COVID-

19 testing kits since March 1, customs official Jin Hai said, with orders to more than 50 countries.

She added the country’s medical supply exports were valued at 10.2 billion yuan

($1.4 billion).

However numerous nations including the Netherlands, the Philippines, Croatia,

Turkey and Spain have complained about substandard or faulty medical products

shipped from China.

Last week, the Dutch government recalled 600,000 masks out of a Chinese shipment

of 1.3 million that did not meet quality standards.

The deadly Coronavirus which started in China some months ago have seen

countries like UK, Italy and United States of America recording high number of deaths.

Coronavirus have also struck Africa nations with new cases of the deadly virus being reported on a daily basis.



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