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Covid-19: Hong Kong government supplies reusable face masks to all residents.

Published on May 11, 2020in BMJ27.604
· DOI :10.1136/BMJ.M1880
Jane Parry10
Estimated H-index: 10
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The Hong Kong government has begun to distribute reusable face masks to all residents, as part of its strategy to protect the city’s 7.5 million people from covid-19.1 In addition, all households will be supplied with 10 single use surgical masks, 30 million in total, in late June. The CuMask+ was developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel and is manufactured locally and in Vietnam. It has six layers, two infused with copper, which is capable of immobilising bacteria, common viruses, and other harmful substances. The name refers to the chemical symbol for copper and is a play on the words “see you.”2 On the first day of online registration for the mask, there were 2 million registrants.3 Primary school and kindergarten children will each receive two child sized masks when schools resume and masks will also be distributed to residential homes and social …
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