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SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son said he has secured a monthly supply of 300 million face masks for Japan after reaching a deal with Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co. Ltd., which has retooled to make them.

From next month, SoftBank will supply two different kinds of mask, initially for medical staff, in cooperation with the Japanese government’s “mask team” that was set up to address shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Son said on Twitter.

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