The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about a "chronic shortage of personal protective equipment" as it grapples with the growing number of coronavirus cases and deaths. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director-general, said Friday on Twitter that he is working to identify "bottlenecks and find solutions" related to the shortage. Personal protective equipment can include gloves, masks, and gowns, as well as face protection and coveralls. Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, including of Apple (AAPL) products, will start making surgical face masks at its Shenzhen factory, according to media reports ( ) citing a statement made by the company on Chinese social media site WeChat.
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