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The Netherlands has recalled 600,000 coronavirus face masks it imported from China after discovering they were faulty

Added 03-29-20 05:14:02am EST - “The Dutch Ministry of Health said on Saturday that it asked hospitals to return 600,000 face masks after they failed to meet safety requirements.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “The Netherlands has recalled 600,000 coronavirus face masks it imported from China after discovering they were faulty”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Dutch government has recalled over half a million face masks it imported from China after discovering that they were faulty.

The Netherlands said on Saturday that it had asked its hospitals to return around 600,000 face masks which health professionals are using to treat patients of the coronavirus.

"The mouth masks that are not satisfactory have been retrieved," Holland's Ministry of Health told Dutch broadcaster NOS.

The NOS reported that the faulty masks fail to meet safety requirements because they did not fit on the faces of doctors and nurses and were failing to prevent particles of the COVID-19 virus passing through.

One hospital worker quoted by the NOS said: "When they were delivered to our hospital, I immediately rejected those masks... If those masks do not close properly, the virus particles can simply pass. We do not use them.

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