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Cloth masks to be distributed to all households

  • April 3, 2020
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Yomiuri took up an announcement made by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga that two cloth face masks will be mailed to all households across Japan, beginning in Tokyo and Osaka. According to the government spokesman, the cost of each mask is around 200 yen. Other papers ran similar stories, adding that skepticism about the plan is spreading on social media. Critics have expressed doubts about aspects of it including its cost effectiveness.

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