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Thai billionaire races to build mask factory in coronavirus fight

CP Group's Dhanin invests $3m, aiming to supply hospitals

Dhanin Chearavanont, senior chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, said his company will construct a mask factory to help Thailand deal with the novel coronavirus.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's richest man looks to build a factory in five weeks to begin production of 3 million hygienic masks monthly, as the country combats the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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