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Coronavirus: almost 400 applicants eye up HK$1.5 billion scheme to boost mask production in Hong Kong but none can meet government’s technical standards

It appears even a billion dollars cannot buy you a mask in Hong Kong any more as a government scheme to boost local production has been unable to find anyone capable of meeting the required technical standards, according to the city’s commerce minister.Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah told lawmakers on Friday that the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) had talked to 381 individuals interested in producing masks in Hong Kong, but none had the right…

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