The Hong Kong government launched a new initiative of giving away reusable face masks to all Hong Kong residents. The scheme offers one free CuMask+ face mask that, unlike conventional masks, can be washed with soap and water and reused up to 60 times. The giveaway comes in the wake of yesterday's announcement on the relaxing of social distancing measures in the city. It aims to provide Hongkongers with a means to continually protect themselves and prevent spreading in the current climate.
The online application period for the masks starts on May 6 and will last until June 6, during which time Hong Kong residents can log on to qmask.gov.hk and provide their details including their HKID number and a local address. Following a successful application, the masks will be delivered to applicants' doors within two weeks! One person can register six people at a time, and kids at primary schools and kindergartens will receive a mask from school automatically without the need to apply.
Hongkongers who are currently abroad can receive the mask so long as they provide a local address for delivery. If you miss the online application, the masks will be available at the post offices after the online application period has ended in June.