Russian enterprises are ahead of the plan of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and are already producing over 8 million masks per day, said the head of the department Denis Manturov, as reported by RIA Novosti.
“Masks alone now produce more than 8 million per day. This is already more than what we promised to release by the end of the month,” said Manturov, whose words are quoted in the press release of the ministry.
The demand for medical masks has increased in Russia due to the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19. Light industry enterprises and even correctional institutions joined the production of masks in Russia.