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Teijin to make medical gowns amid coronavirus shortage

Textile maker to supply 9m by late June, tapping factory in Japan and partners

Medical gown shortages are becoming a serious concern for doctors and nurses in Japan.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japanese textile maker Teijin will foray into the production of medical gowns, supplies of which have grown short due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the Nikkei learned on Wednesday.

The company plans to start production within the month and supply 9 million pieces to the Japanese government by the end of June. In addition to manufacturing at its own factory, Teijin will also use domestic and overseas facilities of partner companies.

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