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Hanoians to receive one million free face masks

From now to the end of March, residents in Hanoi will be offered five free face masks each in public areas, shops and supermarkets in the city.

People can register in advance and pick up their free masks at these areas.

The programme has been initiated by iCheck Corporation (code scanner application) and Liz’N Health (American cosmeceuticals brand) in response to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s call for people to team up to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Vu The Tuan, CEO of iCheck.

“As technology is our advantage, we want to donate carbon activated protective masks imported from the US for the people in a fair, safe and transparent way,” he said.

People can register for their free masks at to avoid big crowds where the risk is very high. They will receive a QR that can then be used at shopping centres such as Big C Supermarket, Aeon Mall, Kids Plaza, Pico Mart, Soi Bien food shop chain and Lotte Mart./.