Taiwan CDC to supply 6 million surgical masks

Convenience stores currently have one-day supply of surgical masks, three masks per individual allowed

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/01/28
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As demand for surgical masks dramatically increases due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV), Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will release 6 million surgical masks onto the market starting Tuesday (Jan. 28), chinatimes.com cited Department of Commerce deputy head Chen Mi-shun (陳秘順) as saying on Tuesday.

Currently, convenience stores across Taiwan have a supply of surgical masks sufficient for just one day. Chen said Taiwan CDC would therefore take the emergency measure of releasing 6 million surgical masks to more than 10,000 convenience stores across the country, with each individual allowed to purchase three masks, according to the report.    [FULL  STORY]

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