Vending machine for masks
The Hong Kong property development conglomerate New World Development (NWD) has just launched 35 vending machines dispensing 10 million free surgical face masks in the city to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
NWD partnered with eight local NGOs to place the machines across all 18 districts in Hong Kong, which will distribute a set of 5 free face masks per week for everyone over a 10-week period.
The “Mask To Go” vending machines are like saviours to low income groups in the area.
All the masks are designed to be medical-grade that filter 98% of particles, and are produced and manufactured locally by the group. With two more local mask production lines being set up, NWD has a target of making 7 million more face masks for the next batch – almost enough for one mask per person for the entire Hong Kong population.
Now that’s what we call an out-of-the-box idea!
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