Sales of masks and hygiene products have skyrocketed in recent weeks as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb.
Discount marts are expanding sales of face masks following the recent spike in Covid-19 infections.
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.
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.