Gaming hardware manufacturer Razor plans to spread its locally produced masks through a network of vending machines across the city-state in Singapore, where it has become mandatory to wear them in public.

company said It will initially deploy 20 machines at the Frasers Property’s mall and Justco cum work centers around the business district until 1 June, when Singapore is set to lift the lockdown measures.

Razer, Known for Gambling Gears such as consoles and keyboards are among a wave of companies that have modified or installed new factory lines to meet the growth in demand for medical products COVID-19 Ubiquitous epidemic.

The company said it has tied up with Sunningdale Tech, a precision plastics manufacturer, to double its surgical mask production capacity to 10 million a month after setting up a manufacturing line in Singapore soon in April.

Singapore, which maintains a national repository of masks, last month made it mandatory to wear them publicly and has distributed reusable masks.

Authorities are looking for new sources to develop and develop local manufacturing capabilities for masks amid a global shortage for medical safety equipment.

“Razor Singapore will continue our efforts as a nation to be self-sufficient for face masks,” said Razor’s chief executive, Min-Liang Tan.

Razor will provide an initial five million masks free to citizens and residents 16 and older, after which they will be available for purchase.

The company will allocate masks through its mobile wallet app Razor Pay.

© Thomson Reuters 2020


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