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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.
Korea will provide 370,000 face masks to Koreans adopted overseas to help them fight the new coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday. Starting Monday, 210,000, or 60 percent of the total, will be sent to the United States,
A notice posted at a pharmacy Monday in Jongno District, central Seoul, says that customers can now purchase masks for all family members if they bring their ID and family relationship certificate.