Keeping yourself updated on the coronavirus situation in Singapore will inform you that as of Thursday (30 January), there have been 13 imported infected cases with no evidence of community spread yet. But it is undeniable that panic is still brewing with many commuters donning surgical masks and long lines forming at pharmacies and stores.
Odds are you have been told by friends and family to be a part of the queue to protect yourself from the disease. Some may have even urged you to be quick, as masks have been reportedly going off shelves or have their prices hiked up remarkably.
The Ministry of Health, however, has reassured citizens saying that there are more than enough masks if needed – and is currently sourcing for new mask suppliers after releasing five million of them to retailers. On top of that, they will be distributing more than five million masks to households in Singapore.
Here’s what you need to know to collect the masks for yourself and your family.