Consumer Affairs Ministry looking into ways to monitor quality of face masks sold to consumers


JOHOR BARU: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry are looking into ways to monitor the quality of face masks sold to consumers here.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid said the ministry is planning to work with the Chemistry Department and the Health Ministry to identify a mechanism to check the quality of face masks in the local market.

"At the moment, we do not have a proper way to check the filtration level of face masks sold to the public.

"We will look into matter, as it is important for the public to use face masks that works to prevent the spread of Covid-19," he said, adding that it was found that some three-ply face masks sold here have low filtration levels.

He this in a press conference after visiting a face mask manufacturing factory in Johor.

He added that there are 15 face masks manufacturing factories in the country, including one in Johor.

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