20 April 2020 – Expanded mask rationing system to include foreigners

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Type of Intervention: Medical products and medicines
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that foreigners would now be able to purchase discounted masks under the public mask distribution scheme previously restricted to residents with National Health Insurance.

Effective April 20, foreign residents with an alien registration card or residence card will be able to purchase up to two masks per week at pharmacies and designated locations nationwide.
Full details here: https://www.mfds.go.kr/brd/m_99/view.do?seq=44102&srchFr=&srchTo=&srchWord=&srchTp=&itm_seq_1=0&itm_seq_2=0&multi_itm_seq=0&company_cd=&company_nm=&page=2