The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified twelve (12) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 8th July 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to thirty-five (35).
This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19.
The number of companies certified to manufacture non-medical facemasks is expected to increase and as such, UNBS will issue updated lists periodically.
Wearing facemasks in public is mandatory for all Ugandans aged six (6) years and above, following the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing, promoting and enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.
Source: Uganda National Bureau Of Standards –