Hong Kong is installing new vending machines where low-income residents will be able to pick up free face masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
While Hong Kong had managed to suppress the spread of coronavirus earlier this year, the return of residents who have traveled back from other parts of the world has sparked a spike in new cases.
New World Development has partnered with eight non-profits who will be distributing smart cards that low-income, at-risk residents can use to get the masks from the vending machines.
The goal is to get the masks to the most vulnerable to the virus without them having to wait in lines and risking exposure to the virus.
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