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12:00 AM, March 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:15 AM, March 26, 2020

Brac starts production of reusable masks

Brac has begun manufacturing over 2 lakh pieces of reusable masks for community use as part of its extensive campaign against Covid-19.

It is also examining production process of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hopes to go into production very soon, said a press release on Tuesday.

Asif Saleh, executive director of Brac, said, "Alongside operating mass awareness campaigns, we have started production of protective wear. Once our production process is perfected, we hope to go into large-scale production [of PPE].  We then want to partner with BGMEA and other entities under the government's guidance."

Meanwhile, over 50,000 healthcare providers of Brac have started implementing its awareness campaigns to reach people in 61 districts.

Brac has also stopped collecting installments of its microcredit borrowers from March 24 to April 2.

It is also running campaigns at Rohingya camps and host communities in Cox's Bazar.

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