Collecting the new reusable face masks was a smooth process for many Singapore residents on the first day of distribution by Temasek Foundation yesterday.
Those whom The Straits Times spoke to said the vending machines were easy to use as they simply had to select their mask size and scan their identification card. Each person is entitled to one free mask kit, which contains a pair of reusable masks and three mask filters.
A total of 1,200 vending machines are located islandwide at more than 800 locations, including bus interchanges, community centres and residents’ committee centres, as well as Temasek Shophouse and Plaza Singapura, in this third round of mask distribution by the foundation.
When ST visited Chong Pang Community Centre and Nee Soon Central Community Centre yesterday morning, there were small queues of five to six groups of people at each vending machine.
Staff and volunteers were also deployed