Japan Electronics Maker Sharp to Make Face Masks at Display Factory

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TOKYO — Electronics maker Sharp Corp. said Monday it will start making surgical masks, which are in high demand because of the virus outbreak, using a plant in central Japan that usually makes displays.

Sharp 6753, +2.22%  , owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. 2354, -1.34%  , also known as FoxConn, of Taiwan, said mask production at its Mie Prefecture plant will start by the end of this month, at 150,000 masks a day, rising to 500,000 a day.

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