Coronavirus: Hong Kong government to send 10 free face masks to all households

  • This comes after the free reusable mask that was available for all HKID card holders
  • The locally made masks are part of the continuing fight against the spread of Covid-19.
Wong Tsui-kai |

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If the pack of masks doesn’t fit in your letterbox, the postman will try your door.

The government has announced they will provide each household in Hong Kong with 10 disposable face masks as part of their efforts against the coronavirus.

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau will send these masks via the postal service, with no registration required. Hongkong Post will begin deliveries to almost 3 million addresses starting from June 30, a process which will take about three weeks.

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The masks are the first batch produced under the Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme, an earlier programme to set up mask production lines in the city. At full production, 34 million masks a month will be supplied to the government and 7.6 million to the local market.

“For the small number of residential households not currently covered by Hongkong Post’s delivery service, alternative delivery arrangements will be made, which include assistance provided by the Social Welfare Department and the District Offices.” the government said.

For enquiries about the mask distribution exercise, a dedicated hotline 183 6136 has been set up as well as an email to take questions, [email protected]