Govt to distribute face masks to every household

PETALING JAYA: Households will soon be receiving face masks from the government to help guard against Covid-19.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said the Civil Defence Force are currently distributing about 24.6 million masks to National Security Council offices at state-levels before they are sent to disaster management committees at the district level to be distributed to the people.

"Each household nationwide will receive four masks and as per the Health Ministry's recommendations, only those with Covid-19 symptoms should be wearing masks.

"Frontliners will be tasked to distribute the masks from home to home," he said on Wednesday (April 8).

The said masks will be flown in by the Royal Malaysian Air Force to be distributed in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan on Friday (April 10).

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