Temasek Foundation to distribute new reusable masks to Singapore residents

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The MaskPureTM AIR+ reusable mask is available in M (left) and L (right) sizes (PHOTO: Temasek Foundation)
The MaskPureTM AIR+ reusable mask is available in M (left) and L (right) sizes (PHOTO: Temasek Foundation)

SINGAPORE — Temasek Foundation is offering one MaskPureTM AIR+ reusable mask to each Singapore resident, in its latest mask distribution exercise. 

Collection begins from 10am next Monday (10 January) and ends at 11.59pm on 23 January, said the non-profit organisation in a press release on Thursday. "There is sufficient stock of free masks, so there is no need to rush," said a spokesperson for Temasek Foundation, which is part of the philanthropic arm of state sovereign fund Temasek Holdings.

The masks can be collected at almost 1,000 #StayMasked vending machines located island-wide in community centres, Residents’ Committee centres, some bus interchanges and more. Residents must bring along their government-issued IDs or manually key in their ID numbers.

Additional masks may also be ordered online from 10-22 January 2022 at stayprepared.sg/buymasks at $13 each. Interested residents may order up to five masks per mask type, subject to availability.

Designed by ST Engineering, the new rinsible and reusable MaskPureTM AIR+ masks are said to offer better protection with N95-grade filtration and good breathability, and antimicrobial protection against 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. 

The mask is designed to be used for more than seven months when rinsed weekly. It is also more breathable than standard N95 filters, and remains breathable even after repeated rinsing, said the Foundation. 

After 30 rinses, the mask can continue to be used like an ordinary mask or used with other masks for added protection. Incorrect rinsing methods will reduce the effectiveness and durability of the mask.

More information on how to use, rinse and care for the MaskPureTM AIR+ reusable mask can be found at stayprepared.sg/masks. 

The masks come in 2 sizes, M and L, for all adults and some older teenagers. Information on the specifications of the mask can be found at https://www.airplus-family.com/maskpure.

From August to September 2021, Temasek Foundation distributed a pack of 50 medical-grade surgical masks and 25 N95 respirator masks to each Singapore household.

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