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Seoul City to provide face masks with replaceable filters to capital's foreign residents
Updated: 2020-03-27 07:11:29 KST
To help those looking to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the Seoul City Government plans to distribute 600-thousand face masks with replaceable filters.
There will also be an additional 3-million filters for foreigners who don't have access to government-supplied masks.
Currently, foreign nationals in South Korea who don't have health insurance are unable to buy face masks at pharmacies.
The city government said it will work with local sewing companies to produce 100-thousand masks and 500-thousand filters by Sunday.
By the end of the April,.. an extra 500-thousand masks and two.five million more filters will be distributed.
Reporter : hwkan@arirang.com