Wuhan virus: where to get the masks? Check online by entering postcode, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The distribution of more than five million masks to 1.37 million households began on Saturday February 1 at 2 p.m.

Residents can go to the Government’s Mask Go Where website and enter their zip code to find the designated Residents’ Committee (RC) center, day and time to collect their masks. The site will be regularly updated.

Information on when and where to pick up the free masks was also posted on community notice boards, digital billboards and constituency social media platforms.

Members of the public can also call 1-800-333-9999 if they have questions about the mask collection. The hotline will be open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Sunday to February 9.

Collection times will be staggered at the 89 community centers and 654 designated RC centers across the island. Distribution will begin Saturday at 200 RC centers, with residents of Beach Road among the first to receive them.

Collection hours on Saturday will be 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the following days until February 9.

Each household is entitled to a pack of four masks. Masks can only be collected once per household, and those who collect them must present their ID card. Volunteers from the Popular Association will deliver the masks to residents with mobility problems.

The government on Thursday announced the distribution of the masks amid the spread of the Wuhan virus and reports of stockouts in stores. The masks are for single use only and are intended for sick people to avoid infecting others.

The health ministry confirmed three more cases in Singapore on Friday, bringing the total number of infected cases here to 16.

In China, the death toll has risen to 259, with the total number of cases exceeding 11,000.

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