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Free fabric face masks to be distributed soon

By The Nation

 

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Suriya Juangroongruangkit

 

The Industry Ministry plans to hand out 10 million fabric face masks for free to help members of the public protect themselves during the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit said on March 17 the Cabinet had earmarked Bt65 million to produce more than 50 million units.

 

Manufacturers of the items will be chosen by the Federation of Thai Industries, while the production standards and quality of the fabric used will have to first be approved by the Thailand Textile Institute.

 

The first lot of a million units will be distributed on April 11, and another 5.6 million units should be ready for distribution by the beginning of May.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385199

 

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Aha, the old Thai "soon", we all know what that means.

Soon.

Not long.

Later.

After food.

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10 million free masks for a country with a population of 70 million ?  This will certainly help to defeat the virus.

 

 

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1 minute ago, stuhan said:

Last week our village leader called to ask about all family living on our land and he asked about me the farang living here,we gave all the info he wanted ,so he was fully aware of me being here for three years never leaving the country and to my surprise they came with 4 free masks for my family but not for me,i presume thats another dig at the farang .I have helped this village,given food and employment and this makes me feel they really don't give a hoot about us farangs.

Maybe he thought you would be offended .... 😉 ... Farang not use mask .. or Farang is superman .. Him no need ...

 

Take care and stay safe !

 

 

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Presumably they will be distributed in Bangkok, like all the Ptt hand sanitiser, and other free masks.  It is about time they started distribution of these essentials in Isaan to people who have no hope of buying anything protective!

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are they in anyway effective for the covid disease ?

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8 minutes ago, DLock said:

How many times have they promised masks?

 

Just deliver them...stop talking about it.

Yep and so many times threatened common sense, but also out of stock!

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11 minutes ago, yogi100 said:

The virus affects the respiratory system so if they prevent at least some of the germs from entering your lungs by way of your airways they must be doing more good than harm.

The disease (covid-19 is a disease not a virus) also lives on surfaces for a few hours...best not be accidentally putting that mask on inside out !!

 

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Awash with the things here. Apart from the ones we bought cheaply

( cloth ) and a pack of surgical type they came around yesterday and gave the wife another 4 for both of us. In the meantime my wife and several of her friends have been making them for distribution in Bangkok. Drive into local Ampur and all sorts of cloth ones on sale and nowadays just about everyone is wearing them except children.

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11 minutes ago, yogi100 said:

The virus affects the respiratory system so if they prevent at least some of the germs from entering your lungs by way of your airways they must be doing more good than harm.

It does not only protect you from getting it,But more importantly  It  prevent others from giving it to you through exhalation. 

Everyone should be required to wear a face mask, oa least it would reduce transmission by  that factor.

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