24 April 2020 – Increased mask rationing to purchase of three masks per week

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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 Food and Drug Safety announced that effective 27 April, South Koreans and residents would be eligible to purchase up to three discounted masks per week through the public distribution system, one more than was previously allotted.

Masks will remain available at pharmacies and designated locations nationwide. In addition, the government announced it would send 1 million masks to Korean War veterans residing abroad.
Full details here: https://www.mfds.go.kr/brd/m_99/view.do?seq=44119&srchFr=&srchTo=&srchWord=&srchTp=&itm_seq_1=0&itm_seq_2=0&multi_itm_seq=0&company_cd=&company_nm=&page=1