Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong revealed at the Legislative Assembly (AL) today that the current government mask supply could last until a 10th public purchase round.
“Masks are currently a luxury item and I have to thank the officials that have helped us buy them. There is a shortage [worldwide] and is harder to find masks for the residents,” the Secretary noted.
Currently, local residents and non-residents are allowed to purchase 10 facemasks for MOP8 (US$1), with the seventh round having started on Monday.
Masks can be purchased in 56 designated pharmacies, eight health centres in Macau and Taipa, and two health stations in Coloane, as well as 18 selling points run by the Macau Federation of Trade Unions, Macau General Union of Neighbourhood Associations and Macau Women’s General Association
More than 34 million masks have been sold since the beginning of the scheme in January.