Addis Ababa, March 15, 2020 – In a remarkable effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Novel Industrial Groups, a pioneering leader in innovative manufacturing solutions, has announced the production of an impressive 250,000 surgical face masks per day in Ethiopia. This significant initiative aims to meet the soaring demand for essential personal protective equipment (PPE) while contributing to the country’s efforts to curb the transmission of COVID-19.

With a robust manufacturing infrastructure and a dedicated workforce, Novel Industrial Groups has swiftly adapted its production capabilities to address the urgent need for protective face masks. By utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques and adhering to stringent quality control measures, the company has successfully ramped up its production capacity to meet the escalating requirements of the nation.

Mr. Biniam Meskela, CEO of Novel Industrial Groups, expressed his commitment to supporting the fight against the pandemic, stating, “We are proud to contribute to Ethiopia’s response to the COVID-19 crisis by producing a substantial number of surgical face masks every day. Our aim is to ensure the availability of high-quality protective equipment to safeguard the health and well-being of our citizens.”

The surgical face masks produced by Novel Industrial Groups are manufactured in accordance with international guidelines and regulatory standards. They offer three layers of effective filtration, providing a reliable barrier against respiratory droplets and reducing the risk of viral transmission.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration in times of crisis, Novel Industrial Groups has been working closely with healthcare authorities and government agencies to ensure the efficient distribution of the face masks. The company has prioritized supplying medical facilities, frontline workers, and essential service providers, enabling them to carry out their duties while minimizing the risk of infection.

Mr. Melaku Alebel, Minister of Trade and Industry, commended Novel Industrial Groups for their swift response and contribution to Ethiopia’s fight against the coronavirus. He stated, “The production of 250,000 surgical face masks per day by Novel Industrial Groups is a significant development in our efforts to protect our citizens from COVID-19. These masks will play a crucial role in safeguarding the health and safety of our healthcare workers and the general public.”

Novel Industrial Groups remains committed to ensuring the continuity of mask production to support the ongoing battle against the pandemic. The company is actively exploring opportunities to further expand its production capacity and diversify its range of PPE to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals and the wider community.

In addition to producing face masks, Novel Industrial Groups continues to adhere to stringent health and safety protocols within its facilities to safeguard the well-being of its employees. The company remains dedicated to upholding ethical manufacturing practices and maintaining the highest quality standards throughout its operations.