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One million high-grade NHS masks withdrawn over safety concerns – BBC News

A batch of high-grade masks may not meet the right safety standards, the government says.



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By Phil Kemp & David CampanaleBBC News
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image captionAn FFP3 mask, not the brand being withdrawn by the Department of Health
A million high-grade masks used in the NHS may not meet the right safety standards and have been withdrawn.
The Department of Health told the BBC there are 1.12 million of these masks either in use or in hospital stores and has told staff to stop using them.
Distribution of some gloves has also been suspended because they may not meet technical…

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