The Minister of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy (MHE) appeared Thursday before the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives to talk in particular about the production of protective masks, including the port was made mandatory two weeks ago, as part of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.
MHE told a small number of members of the Finance Committee that his ministry had decided to distribute protective masks in pharmacies, and that today “pharmacies have an abundance of masks”, adding that “all pharmacies have them all (masks)”.
Mask manufacturing companies “have managed to make 6.2 million units a day today,” said the minister, noting that the number of companies that make them is 17. He has, in this sense , announced the arrival today “of new inputs in Morocco, which will allow the production of 8 million protective masks per day”.
The government official also said that protective masks made from textile fibers can be cleaned and reused for a week. “Morocco currently manufactures a million masks of this type per day, and is preparing to manufacture a greater number,” he added.
The minister finally estimated that the problem facing the country today is that of “the abundance of masks”, and that it “will soon be resolved by opening the door to exports”.