• S. Koreans To Be Allowed To Buy Face Masks On Any Day From Monday

Photo: Yonhap News
Photo: Yonhap News
From Monday, South Koreans can buy face masks to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus on any day of the week.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced the new measure on Friday, citing the stabilized supply of protective masks.

In early March, the government implemented a system where people were able to purchase two masks per week at pharmacies on designated days based on the last digit of their birth year.

More than a month later, the face mask purchase limit was increased to three per week.

The ministry said it plans to stock up on around 100 million masks through September in case the outbreak drags on.

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