In light of the Wuhan virus, the Singapore government has announced that it will be giving a pack of four surgical masks to each of the 1.37 million households between February 1 and 9.
Distribution will start from 2pm today, while collection hours will be between 10am and 9pm from tomorrow onwards.
The masks will be progressively made available at 89 community centres (CCs) and 654 Residents’ Committee (RC) centres.
Priority will be given to areas with a high number of vulnerable residents, rental block residents and Pioneer Generation members. It will later include the public and private housing estates.
To collect the masks, residents will have to present their NRIC for verification.
Following this announcement, the government has built a website called Mask Go Where that helps to facilitate mask distribution.
All you have to do is enter your postal code, and it will generate up-to-date information such as when you can start collecting the masks and where’s the nearest place to collect them.
Depending on your housing block, it will tell you the collection address and the scheduled date and time.
Residents are advised to stick to these dates, but the schedule is subject to change if stocks arrive earlier than scheduled.
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