Garment Manufacturing Factory Making 250 Masks Per Day

Mask making in Antigua and Barbuda began in April 2020

The National Garment Manufacturing Initiative (NGMI) within the Ministry of Trade has shifted its production of traditional textiles and eco-friendly bags to reusable face masks.

This is in an effort to provide consumers in Antigua    and Barbuda with high quality masks in order to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

The factory which had closed its doors in early April in light of the State of Emergency and 24-hour curfew, quickly reopened on 6th April when the Ministry of Health made the recommendation that masks should be worn in public places.

The manger explained that each mask is made using 100%       cotton and is “stitched then sterilized, and as it goes through the(sterilizing) machine it Is handled by (workers wearing) gloves and then it is packaged.”

The 11 workers at the factory work an eight-hour shift, and on an average produce 250 masks per day.

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  1. Where are all the people claiming that the virus isn’t a problem? Why are we making masks? BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS A PROBLEM FOR EVERYONE, ANTIGUA INCLUDED

  2. These masks are clinically approved by whom? Are they inline with WHO and PAHO standards?

    The PM addressed the issue of make shift masks on his weekly program.

    A false sense of security can be deadly.

    • Boss yes..them people say unless you a medical practitioner you can use a t distance also

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