P&G Japan to Donate 1 Million Masks to Hospitals

Economy

Tokyo, April 22 (Jiji Press)--Procter & Gamble Japan said Wednesday that it will donate one million masks to medical institutions to support their battle against the novel coronavirus.

Based in Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture, the unit of U.S. consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble will provide the items to hospitals treating patients of the COVID-19 disease, caused by the virus, in the western Japan prefecture and Tokyo amid mask shortages.

Delivery will start in mid-May. Both Hyogo and Tokyo have a large number of COVID-19 patients.

P&G Japan has also provided 100 liters of industrial-use ethanol to medical institutions for use as disinfectants.

In a separate move, Japanese machinery giant Hitachi Ltd. <6501> will donate a total of about 110,000 N95 and other high-performance medical masks, and some 400,000 surgical masks to medical facilities.

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