Prisoners in Debrecen have started making surgical face masks, complying with a government mandate issued to respond to the coronavirus threat, a spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Directorate said on the floor of a correctional institute factory in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, on Saturday.
A government body established to coordinate measures related to the coronavirus threat instructed penal system organisations to use production capacity for making the surgical masks, said Zoltán Orosz.
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Prisoners are working in twelve-hour shifts to turn out 20,000 masks a day, he said.
There are more than 320,000 surgical masks in stock, he added.
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