Family-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Abu Dhabi are manufacturing thousands of cloth masks to help in the UAE's fight against coronavirus.
These SMEs led by women receive logistical assistance from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED).
"The efforts made by the government encouraged me to produce this critical product in the required timeframe as we are part of the country's frontline," said Fatima Mohamed of Al Merriah Services, praising the support offered by the government.
Alya Al Qubaisi of Uno Boutique said such a project will allow SMEs to support the UAE's fight. "We ensure that sanitisation measures are taken before, during and after production of the masks."