By William Yen
Taipei, May 10 (CNA) The government will begin supplying face masks for children under the age of four, starting next week, via its online ordering system and at convenience stores, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.
The smaller face masks — 12.7 centimeters by 8 centimeters — will be available for ordering May 18-20 and can be picked up May 25 to June 7, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the CECC, said at a daily press briefing.
Parents need only provide the details of their children's National Health Insurance cards to buy the masks, the CECC said, following a government decision on April 23 to supply smaller sized masks.
Currently, the masks sold at designated pharmacies, convenience store kiosks, and on the government's eMask website and Express mobile app are all for adults and children 4-8 years of age. [FULL STORY]