Carouseller selling S'pore govt-issued surgical masks for S$1 each

The listing has been removed.

Mandy How | February 03, 2020, 06:33 PM

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The Singapore government is giving out four masks to each of the 1.37 million Singapore households as part of efforts to keep the Wuhan virus at bay.

Distribution started on Feb. 1 at the various Residents’ Committee (RC) centres and Community Clubs (CCs) in the estates.

On the first day, however, only about 6 per cent of Singaporean households collected their masks, according to a report by The Straits Times.

Despite the low demand, one beneficiary has decided to sell the government-issued masks on Carousell.

This was spotted by Facebook page FLOP on Feb. 3, 2020.

A check on the platform confirms that the listing exists:

The carouseller was making a profit of S$1 per mask.

Besides having "Government of Singapore" printed on the packaging, the masks also looks the same as the ones that were being distributed across the island:

[caption id="attachment_438482" align="aligncenter" width="960" alt="" height="641"] Photo via Desmond Lee on Facebook[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_438514" align="aligncenter" width="1280" alt="" height="960"] Photo by Joshua Lee[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_438515" align="aligncenter" width="1280" alt="" height="814"] Photo by Martino Tan[/caption]

However, the listing was removed subsequently.

18 confirmed cases

As of Feb. 2, Singapore has 18 confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus, with no evidence of community spread.

Members of the public are advised to keep hygiene levels high.

Here's when and how to wear mask:

[caption id="attachment_438485" align="aligncenter" width="1125" alt="" height="2000"] Photo via on Facebook[/caption]

Top image via Carousell