March 19, 2020
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) jointly produced a video clip on how to wash a fabric face mask as a measure for addressing the novel coronavirus disease.
The Second Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Emergency Response Package, which was compiled by the Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters on March 10, 2020, stipulates that the government should make a purchase of 20 million reusable fabric face masks and distribute, in cooperation with local governments, these masks to care facilities for the elderly, care centers for people with disabilities, daycare centers and facilities providing after-school programs in accordance with the present school closure so that everyone at these facilities can receive at least one mask and the shortage of such masks can be overcome.
2. How to wash a fabric face mask
In line with this distribution, MHLW and METI jointly produced a video clip on how to wash a fabric face mask. The ministries wish that many of you will make use of this video clip.
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