And finally… mint condition



The Royal Mint is the latest in a line of companies swapping their production to create medical supplies for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, as it announced it would manufacture thousands of visors for the NHS frontline staff.

Engineers at the coin production firm created an approved medical design within just 48 hours.

The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in South Wales.

The Royal Mint began for medical equipment which could be easily produced on site and after founding a rudimentary design for a medical visor online, began developing high specification prototypes, City A.M reports.

The visors will be made available to Cwm Tax Morgannwg University Health Board Wales.

The company has said that it now has the capacity to produce thousands of visors per day if it can secure enough production materials.

It has since appealed to manufacturers across the UK to help source 1.0mm PET clear plastic, which is currently in low supply.

Several other companies have switched production to aid the fight against COVID-19. 

Brewdog and Verdant Spirits have begun producing and distributing hand sanitiser and fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has started producing medical masks and isolation gowns. 

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