The liberalization will be limited, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Wednesday, with exports capped at 15 percent of February production levels. It will also be temporary, with the lifting of the ban to end on Jan. 5.
With the termination of the scheme, customers can freely buy as many masks as they want at pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores and online malls. Mask prices will vary depending on the vendor.
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GS Retail said Thursday it has started selling droplet-proof masks at some of its convenience stores for 500 won (42 cents). Individuals can buy up to 20 masks, or one box.
As more face mask options become available, customers are becoming increasingly picky. KF94 is so last month. Customers want that rating, and they want masks to tick all the other boxes: breathable, made in Korea, MFDS-certified.
Sales of thin masks have surged over the past week as people look for more breathable options as the temperature rises.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has created a new standard for protective masks designed to filter out small, airborne droplets capable of spreading coronavirus infections, while being warm-weather friendly.
Customers examine scarves that can be used to cover their faces at Lotte Department Store's Daegu branch on Wednesday.
Parishioners, wearing face masks, attend a service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Yeouido, western Seoul, on Sunday.
Starting Tuesday, people won't be allowed to board Korean buses or get into taxis without a face mask. A similar restriction for subway and train users is being discussed as well.