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Kyushu City distributes cloth face masks to people with disabilities

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, Ureshino City has recently distributed cloth masks to people with disabilities living in the city. The city distributed disposable masks from the city's stockpiles in early April, but since the infection control measures have been prolonged, a new response was made

Written with extracts translated from The Saga Shimbun

May 4 2020

Ureshino City, Saga Pref – Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, Ureshino City has recently distributed cloth masks to people with disabilities living in the city. The city distributed disposable masks from the city’s stockpiles in early April, but since the infection control measures have been prolonged, a new response was made

394 people were sent one cloth mask per person. It was manufactured at a sewing factory in the city and the city purchased 450 pieces for about 270,000 yen.

Also, the city has set up a call center for citizens to respond to inquiries about the national special fixed benefit, city economic measures.

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