In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish businesses are stepping up to make millions of protective masks and disinfectants available to fight the disease, said a business leader on Tuesday.

The goal is to start with the production of 1 million masks per day and eventually reach 40 million a month, in particular for Turkish healthcare workers, said Ismail Gulle, head of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly.

To meet the needs of healthcare professionals together with many chemical and textile firms, exporters are launching a national production mobilization to redress supply shortages of masks and disinfectants. 

He added that

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