The French government began “massively distributing” masks to approximately 8.2 million vulnerable people on Wednesday to cope with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which has increased in recent days.
The health ministry said in a statement that 50 million masks will be mailed in the next few days, which can be washed a total of 20 times. “Each recipient receives six masks that provide protection for at least 60 days,” he said.
It has claimed that “this operation will ensure the protection of people with limited resources” and added that “it will be carried out in accordance with the principle of solidarity that has governed the government’s policy of supplying and distributing personal protective equipment in the context of the health crisis “.
The ministry said in a second statement that “despite the fact that the bed occupancy rate in resuscitation units is slowly declining, the pandemic monitoring indicators show an increase in virus circulation”.