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Sunday, February 23, 2020, 19:20
HK alliance hands out 1m free masks
By China Daily
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 19:20 By China Daily

Elderly residents line up to receive free face masks outside the Siu Sai Wan Estate Bus Terminus, Hong Kong Island, Feb 23, 2020. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Elderly residents and handicapped people in Hong Kong received face masks for free Sunday. 

A million masks were handed out on a first-come-first-served basis outside the Siu Sai Wan Estate Bus Terminus, according to the organizer, Hong Kong Community Anti-Coronavirus Link, a community alliance formed on Feb 6 to fight the coronavirus.

Attending the event, legislator Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and Ko Wing-man, former secretary for food and health, urged joint efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Elderly residents of Siu Sai Wan Estate recieve face masks free of charge on Feb 23, 2020 from legislator Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, center. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Conveners and members of the Hong Kong Community Anti-Coronavirus Link, alliance pose for a photograph with cardboards calling for concerted efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak during an event to hand out free face masks to the elderly and the handicapped residents of the city , Feb 23, 2020. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Elderly residents line up to receive free face masks outside the Siu Sai Wan Estate Bus Terminus, Hong Kong Island, Feb 23, 2020. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

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