Hanes will start making masks for health care professionals treating coronavirus

Hanes clothing company is retrofitting factories to make masks to combat the aggressive spread of novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump announced at a press conference Saturday. The company later confirmed it was pairing with the government to make masks for health care workers on the front line of fighting the disease.

“By way of example, Hanes … [is] retrofitting manufacturing capabilities in large sections of the plants to produce masks and they’re in the process right now,” Trump said at Saturday’s coronavirus task force briefing.

Health care providers across the country are fearing shortages of face masks and other critical equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak.


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