TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Made-in-China surgical masks claimed to have been manufactured in Taiwan have surfaced in Japan, sparking warnings that the fakes offer no protection against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A Facebook user that goes by the handle awakenedcivil (暴民) shared photos of the phonies in a post Wednesday (April 22), urging the public to take heed and spread the word. The frauds appear indistinguishable from the genuine ones, as they are both embossed “Made in Taiwan.”
According to the post, the low-quality masks can only be used to keep out pollen and dust, not viral particles. People may as well wear cloth masks rather than purchase the Chinese imitations, it said.
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