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Re: China's new coronavirus cases rise to near six-week high

Never seen a box of masks made in USA or Europe. Have an old box of masks (don't remember why I bought it a while ago, but it shirley came handy now), it's made in China. So much for "cleaning out worldwide stocks of western-made PPE".

Kindly have a read at this: Trump administration weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE where it states in the article:

Around the same time that China cracked down on PPE exports, official data posted online shows that it imported 2.46 billion pieces of “epidemic prevention and control materials” between Jan. 24 and Feb. 29, the White House official said.

The gear, valued at nearly $1.2 billion, included more than 2 billion masks and more than 25 million “protective clothing” items that came from countries in the European Union, as well as Australia, Brazil and Cambodia, the official said.

I have several boxes of P2/N95 face masks (3M and Honeywell) that was bought back in December 2019 due to the Australian bushfire. They were all made in the US.

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