Virus Outbreak: Chunghwa Post to distribute masks

UNNECESSARY: The minister of health and welfare said that foreigners visiting Taiwan have not been advised to wear masks, as there is no outbreak in the nation

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 06, 2020
By: Cheng Wei-chi and Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporters

About 3,000 Chunghwa Post workers would deliver surgical masks that are to be sold at more than

A Chunghwa Post employee delivers a shipment of masks to a pharmacy in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

6,000 locations nationwide starting today, the company said yesterday.

The firm’s workers yesterday began picking up masks from 24 factories in 10 cities and counties and packaged them at various post offices for delivery.

Chunghwa Post has about 7,000 delivery workers on duty each day, Department of Mail Business and Operations head Chen Ching-hsiang (陳敬祥) said.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare has provided a list of 6,515 partner pharmacies and 52 health centers in remote areas to which deliveries are to be made, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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