The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) on Friday announced that NHI designated pharmacies can decide whether to stop selling face masks on Sundays, effective on April 19 over pharmacy workers’ heavy workload.
In light of their long working hours, the government announced that the face masks won’t be sent to the designated pharmacies and local health bureaus across Taiwan on Sundays, the center said.
However, if the pharmacies still have face masks in stock and staff to operate on Sunday, the government would be thankful for their contribution instead of being opposed it.
In addition, the center advised the public to make use of the online face masks ordering system, adding that 2.2 million people had successfully registered for purchasing face masks as of today noon.
The fifth round of online pre-ordering system of face masks runs from April 15 to 17 for which the collection date is set between April 23 and May 6.