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Helsinki opens 5 more mask supply points for poor

Published : 22 Oct 2020, 01:05

Updated : 22 Oct 2020, 10:58

  DF Report

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Photo: City of Helsinki by Virpi Peltola.

The City of Helsinki will open five more centres to distribute facemasks among the low income-earning people, said the city in a press release on Wednesday.

Five new distribution points will be opened this week from Thursday.

The new distribution points will be set up at the Töölö Library (Topeliuksenkatu 6), The Tapulikaupunki Library (Ajurinaukio 5), and the Jakomäki Library (Jakomäenpolku 3) starting from 22 October, and Vuotalo (Mosaiikkitori 2) and Stoa (Turunlinnantie 1) starting from 23 October.

The City of Helsinki already has distributed more than 37,000 packages of four-cloth masks and the total number of masks distributed so far now stands at 148,000.

In addition, single-use masks have been handed out.