One million face masks a day to be made in new Cardiff factory

There are plans to produce up to a million fluid resistant face masks per day for health, social care and other key workers at a new factory in Cardiff.

Manufacturing company Hardshell has bought the machinery required to make the face masks and hope to provide the PPE for key workers in Wales and the rest of the UK.

They say they are "passionate about saving lives."

The Welsh Government assisted the company in transporting the specialist machinery to Wales.

A shipment including around 600,000 fluid resistant gowns and 1.2 million surgical masks was flown into Cardiff Airport from China on Wednesday.

This was after half a million fluid-resistant gowns arrived on a chartered flight at the beginning of May.