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The Temasek Foundation said it will hand out free masks at the end of this month. Each household will receive 50 medical grade surgical masks and 25 N95 respirator masks.
Temasek chief executive Ho Ching said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Aug 4) that the Delta variant is twice as contagious as the coronavirus variants that caused Covid-19 last year, and will require Singapore residents to wear more effective masks to bring down infection numbers.