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Gwangju city supports 10,000 face masks for foreign workers

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Gwangju city supports 10,000 face masks for foreign workers

 

Hundreds of thousands of foreign residents in South Korea have been sidelined in the government’s face mask-rationing measure, prompting activists to call for improving the system. In response, Gwangju city revealed on Mar. 24th that 10,000 cotton masks were provided for foreign workers within the city. Our Jongmin Kim has more

Korea kicked off a distribution system on March 5th after the growing shortage of face masks caused by the coronavirus infection spread. The government has been supplying masks to citizens, allowing each person to buy two masks at government-designated pharmacies every week.

While foreigners are also eligible to buy masks, the government has limited purchases to subscribers to the national health insurance, making nearly half of foreigners unable to access the supplied masks. There are over 20 thousand foreign nationals living in Gwangju, including those who have overstayed their visas, but only around 7 thousand expats are subscribed to the public health insurance, according to government data.

Gwangju city revealed on Mar. 24th that 10,000 cotton masks were provided for foreign workers within the city. This is because it is more difficult for the foreign workers to purchase masks compared to native citizens. Also, considering that their residential environments are commonly communal living, the infection risks are rather high.

The city distributed face masks to 12 foreign workers support organizations and centers. The city also distributed hand sanitizer and disinfection spray to places where foreigners visit often.

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