Inmates at five state prisons for females will help produce face masks for sales at low price, said Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin on Tuesday (March 3).
The five prisons involved in the project are the Central Women Correctional Institution and four others located in Buri Ram, Chai Nat, Kamphaeng Phet, and Chiang Mai.
“The face masks can only be used by people who are not infected. They can be ordered in bulk at cheaper price from all five prisons,” he said.
“The Director-General of the Department of Corrections has been ordered to control the quality of products and coordinate with the Ministry of Public Health in production orders and public relations,” he said.
Prisons are a close place, but measures are in place to prevent an outbreak by screening inmates and sanitising areas. “Also, we urged people to wash their hands regularly,” he added.