Kenya’s coronavirus fight: Factories, tailors make cloth masks

After government order to wear surgical masks in public, textile companies and tailors step up to fill shortage.

Textile factories and tailors in Kenya are scrambling to produce tens of millions of masks after the government made it compulsory to wear them in public earlier this month.

The masks they are producing are made of reusable cloth, which makes more economic sense for Kenyans who cannot afford to buy single-use ones.


Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi, Kenya.