The 26th round of the government’s facemask purchase scheme will start tomorrow. The facemasks sold under the scheme are colloquially known as “government facemasks”.
Under the facemask purchase scheme, each local resident, non-resident worker and non-local student enrolled in Macao’s higher education institutions are entitled to buy 30 facemasks at the fixed price of MOP 24 every 30 days at designated outlets upon presentation of their original Macao ID card, work permit or student card.
Under the 30-day scheme, parents or legal guardians are entitled to buy 30 facemasks for each child aged between three and eight.
There will be 83 outlets for the upcoming round of the scheme which runs until 25 February, comprising 57 designated pharmacies, eight health centres in Macao and Taipa and two health stations in Coloane run by the Health Bureau (SSM), as well as 16 community association venues.
Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre, said during the press conference that 180 million facemasks have been sold under the government’s facemask purchase scheme since its launch in January last year.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macao News)
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