The guidelines follow an announcement from the Ministry of Health urging Rwandans to wear masks as it intensifies efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Eng. Coletha Ruhamya, the Director General at REMA confirmed that the institution is working with concerned institutions to issue the guidelines as soon as possible.
"Our guidelines will be clearly elaborate to be used for both as the surgical masks and other types of masks, whereby once we use to make masks for health workers only.” She added
Local manufacturers are expected to produce 600,000 masks every day after Rwanda Foods and Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA) gave the green light for mask production to some local textile industries.