Bus offers free hand wash and face masks to HCM City residents
  • | | February 13, 2021 05:37 AM
A bus automatically offering free face masks and hand wash have been introduced in Ho Chi Minh City.


Disinfecting the area

The bus parks near Mien Tay Bus Station and the area is always disinfected before being opened to the public once every three hours. Those who want face masks will put their hands inside the bus where hand wash will automatically spray out before they take their face mask.

Many low-income people came to the bus to receive face masks. A pedestrian said, "Thank you. If it's possible, please park outside our rental places for a while. Only low-income people live there."


Washing hands before taking face masks

Pham Quang Anh, owner of the bus said he had heard and would take note of the request. The volunteers who work on the bus said they didn't feel tired at all when they saw other people's appreciation. There's also a loudspeaker to promote preventive measures. The bus is on the way to give away 1,000 face masks to the residents in HCM City and nearby provinces.


Offering free face masks for better Covid-19 prevention

The bus is 7 metres long and 3.1 metres wide with two places to take face masks. People in the queue have been kept 2 metres apart. The masks meet German REACH standards and can be reused several times.


A man wears face mask immediately

The bus will continue to move to different locations such as the Mien Dong Bus Station, Tan Binh District Culture Centre, and industrial parks.

Pham Quang Anh said the bus applied automated technology to limit direct contacts as much as possible.

"We want to encourage the public to follow regulations and help protect the environment by issuing face masks that can be reused. We want to call for firms and organisations to help with supplying face masks, technology, personnel or funding to expand this project," he said.

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