Zimbabwe's universities are manufacturing masks, gloves and hand sanitizers to beat coronavirus

To combat the shortage of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government in Zimbabwe is asking universities "with engineering and technology capacity," to help with production. The universities are able to make up to 2,000 protective masks per day as well as manufacture hand sanitizer that meet the standards set forth by the World Health Organization.

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