The MSAR Government launched the Guaranteed Mask Supply for Macao Residents Scheme yesterday (23rd January). People holding permanent or non-permanent resident identity card or non-resident worker’s identification card (commonly known as the “blue card”) may register and purchase at 56 contracted pharmacies in Macao, each individual can purchase 10 masks every 10 days. Besides, 7 contracted pharmacies will be opening during Lunar New Year’s Day, 2nd Day and 3rd Day (details as per attached list).
After the implementation of the Scheme, there are residents queuing outside the contracted pharmacies in good order. It is believed that the launch of the Scheme can effectively alleviate the situation of the risen market demand for masks; therefore, local residents need not panic or rush to pharmacies for purchasing.