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Facemask sales limited to pack a day

Feb 28. 2020
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By THE NATION

You can now buy only one four-piece packet of facemasks per day, the Department of Internal Trade has decided, in a bid to maintain an adequate supply.

Director general Whichai Pochanakij said on Friday (February 28) he had discussed the matter with executives of CP All, which operates 7-Eleven stores, about limiting sales at all 11,800 outlets.

“Sales have been limited to one pack per person per day to prevent multiple purchases,” he said.

The department asked Blue Flag shops to impose the same restriction.

“We’re making them more accessible by hastening their distribution through convenience stores, Blue Flags, Mini Big C and Lotus Express, covering around 14,000 outlets in total,” Whichai said.

The 11 factories producing masks in Thailand can together churn out up to 35 million a month.

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