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GOJ to distribute 2.5 million face masks to medical institutions

  • March 17, 2020
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NHK reported that Health Minister Kato told the press today that 2.5 million face masks stockpiled by each ministry and agency will be distributed to medical institutions by Wednesday. In addition, the network reported online that based on the second phase of the GOJ’s emergency measures, 15 million face masks the government is expected to secure as a result of the boost in the production will also be distributed to medical institutions starting next week. Kato was quoted as saying: “We are hearing from medical practitioners that they are facing a very pressing issue…We will continue to make efforts to create an environment where medical practitioners can work steadily.”

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