Inmates from the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Brazil, will produce 320,000 protective masks against Covid-19, Governor João Doria said this Wednesday, when he announced new measures to combat the new coronavirus at a press conference.
The governor of the federative unit also shared an image on Twitter where it can be read that the masks will be produced starting this Wednesday "in the prisons of the State of São Paulo and will be destined to the area of health and public security".
– João Doria (@jdoriajr) March 24, 2020
“There will be 26 thousand pieces per day in factories adapted from the São Paulo prison system, following the sanitary criteria for making these masks, which will cost the government of São Paulo 0.80 reais per piece,” added João Doria in Press conference.
São Paulo is the state most affected by the new coronavirus in Brazil, with 30 of the 34 deaths recorded until Monday and almost 40% of the 1,891 infected in the country.