Amid the spread of the Coronavirus, face masks have become a scarce commodity coveted by many. Still, a young boy reportedly refused to wear a pink face mask to school for fear of being laughed at by his classmates, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.
Speaking at a daily press briefing on Monday, health minister Chen Shih-chung acknowledged the issue and asked for more consideration amid the outbreak.
Against this backdrop, all members of the CECC donned on pink face masks to personally demonstrate to young boys that it’s okay to wear pink face masks.
Chen said that the act was intentional to help the young boy overcome his fear.
He also pointed out that pink is not a bad color, and even jokingly sharing that his favorite cartoon was “The Pink Panther”.