SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son said he will be supplying monthly 300 million mask to japan to prevent the outbreak of Corona Virus. From upcoming month, the company will supply 2 different kinds of masks: initially for medical staffs with the support of Japanese government and then to the Public.
SoftBank, which last month said it was donating 1.4 million masks to New York state, will supply the masks without taking a profit. The government is also targeting domestic production of 700 million disposable masks.
Son, who has a long history of partnering with and investing in Chinese firms, said BYD is setting up a new line to produce the masks.
BYD’s production capacity has reached 15 million masks a day, a company spokeswoman said, confirming the firm will supply masks to SoftBank.
SoftBank’s supply will consist of 100M N95 masks, whihc is the only recommended mask by WHO. This mask can filter very small particles, and 200 million regular surgical masks.