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UNIQLO to donate 10 million masks to fight COVID-19

28 Mar 2020
UNIQLO to donate masks to high-priority medical facilities worldwide.(Shutterstock)
UNIQLO to donate masks to high-priority medical facilities worldwide.(Shutterstock)
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Updated 28 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020

As Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on countries across the world, the excessive need for medical supplies has resulted in a global shortage of essential protective gear, which has    been exacerbating the situation and preventing people in healthcare from having adequate supply.

In the face of increasing need for medical supplies, fashion and beauty brands have joined the fight against the virus. The latest company to do is the Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer, UNIQLO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fast Retailing.

UNIQLO announced on March 27 that it plans on calling upon the support of its manufacturing partners to produce10 million masks that will be donated to high-priority medical facilities worldwide.

“To help combat the spread of COVID-19, UNIQLO parent company Fast Retailing has enlisted the support of its manufacturing partners to procure 10 million masks that will be donated to high-priority medical facilities worldwide. And our aim is to provide more assistance as specific needs become clear,” the company said in a statant on Instagram.

Supplies produced will be donated to medical facilitates around the world,  with bulk supplies of masks to be sent to the regions most affected and most in need, such as the US, Italy, and Japan.

Fast Retailing will donate approximately 1.05 million masks to the US, through UNIQLO USAin April, to belocally distributed bythe New York State Government.One million masks will be donated to Italy during late March, which will be allocated by the Milan City Government, and another one million masks will be provided to the Japanese government.

The  company said that masks will continue to be produced anddistributed to the most impacted countries worldwide.

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