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How to collect your free surgical, N95 Masks Singapore

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N95 Masks Singapore:Starting Thursday (26 August), Singapore residents can collect masks for free at 15 CapitaLand malls and select stores across the island. The month-long collection exercise is the fifth by the Temasek Foundation and will be the first time that disposable medical masks have been distributed. The foundation said this is due to the emergence of more infectious forms of Covid-19.

N95 Masks Singapore

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N95 Masks Singapore

There are over 130 collection points. People can visit this site to see their nearest location, collection hours and current stock level.

Each household can collect 50 medical grade surgical masks and 25 N95 respirators, which will be packed in boxes. Eleven of CapitaLand’s 15 participating malls will offer a digital queuing system so shoppers can join the queue and check the length of the queue. These malls include Bukit Panjang Plaza, Junction 8 and Plaza Singapore.

When the group campaign starts, people can go to this website and select the “mask group” option. They will be asked to enter their mobile phone number and will receive an SMS update when it is their turn to collect the mask.

Masks can also be obtained from the concierge desk at Jewel Changi Airport on Level 1. A CapitaLand spokesman said more than 500 of its employees would volunteer to help the public collect masks. Masks can be taken from 11 am to 8 pm at the customer service counter of the mall. Masks can also be collected at select Sheung Seong, Prime, Cold Storage, Giant stores and all nine Fairprice Extra outlets.

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Ahead of the collection exercise starting Thursday, supermarkets are busy delivering masks and making other preparations.

Fairprice said it has put up floor signs in checkout queues and in-store posters and advertisements to remind customers to keep a safe distance. Buyers can also pick up their masks at Express Checkout counters at one of the 13 participating cold storage outlets and customer service counters at five giant outlets. DeFi Retail Group, which operates both cold storage and the giant, said it has set up banners to redirect customers in case they replace masks completely.

In a statement last week, the Temasek Foundation said medical masks can be used on their own or as an additional layer of protection over reusable masks.

“These high-quality masks help suppress infection rates by reducing the level of viral loads that are secreted or inhaled,” she said. For example, people with flu-like symptoms are advised to wear a surgical mask to visit a doctor. Surgical masks and N95 masks both have particle filtration efficiency of 95 percent or better, which means they can filter out at least 95 percent of particles between 0.1 and 0.3 microns in size. The Covid-19 virus is about 0.1 micron in size.

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