Public in Taiwan allowed to buy 3 masks a week starting March 5

Taiwan is set to produce 8.2 million face masks a day, which will reach 10 million soon

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/02
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they pray at a temple in Taipei.  (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Adults in Taiwan will be able to purchase three surgical masks a week, increased from two currently, from Thursday (March 5) onward, according to the country’s health authorities.

A rationing scheme implemented last month restricts adults to two face masks a week by presenting their IDs at designated pharmacies and health centers. With the boost in mask manufacturing capacity, adults and children (age 13 and younger) will be allowed to buy three and five masks a week, respectively.    [FULL  STORY]

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