AMASYA, Turkey

A local factory in Turkey has halted normal production to make antibacterial suits to aid in China’s fight against the coronavirus.

The factory in Amasya, northern Turkey, started mass producing the suits for sale earlier this month after China issued a call for help in meeting the rising demand in the country.

The factory, which normally makes women’s clothing, increased production capacity and hired more workers as it received a staggering amount of orders from China.

“Since the switch, we have received orders for more than a million units. We are producing around 5,000 a day right now

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