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Singapore looking for new sources of masks

Republic is also keen to manufacture them locally, adds Minister Lawrence Wong; three new cases of Covid-19 disease bring total infected here to 84

The government is taking proactive steps to secure essential supplies such as masks, Minister Lawrence Wong says. "We had built up a stockpile of surgical and N95 masks. As we draw down on this stockpile, we will also need to replenish it with new supplies," he adds.


SINGAPORE is looking for new sources of supply for masks and developing capabilities to manufacture them locally as other Asian countries clamp down on mask exports, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong has said.

The announcement comes as three new cases of...