ALLOCATION: Effective Thursday, masks will be sold at 6,505 contracted pharmacies across the nation, and each person can buy only two masks every seven days
Date: Feb 04, 2020
By: Lee I-chia, Liang Hsiao Tung and Lin Liang-sheng / Staff reporters
The Executive Yuan last night announced new measures to regulate purchases of masks, includingrequiring people to present their health insurance cards to purchase them at pharmacies.
The decision was made during a meeting presided over by Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), Exectuive Yuan officials said.
Effective Thursday, people will have to present their National Health Insurance (NHI) cards when purchasing masks at 6,505 contracted pharmacies across the nation, they said.
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, told a press conference at 9pm that starting today, convenience stores would stop selling masks. [FULL STORY]