SAF Mobilises 1,500 Soldiers To Pack 5.2 Million Face Masks For S’pore Households For 1 Feb Collection

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1,500 SAF Soldiers Joins Battle Against Wuhan Virus, Packs 5.2 Million Face Masks For Singaporeans

Each household will be receiving 4 pieces of face masks from the Singapore government, as announced on Thursday 30 Jan.

To ensure the 5.2 million face masks are packed by Saturday (1 Feb), the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has activated 1,500 soldiers to prepare the supplies.


They commenced a 24-hour operation at SAFTI Military Institute and will be scheduled to complete their task by the morning.

SAF playing their part in fighting the virus by packing face masks

The image of so many military personnel hard at work with hairnets and gloves is a touching sight.


They are task to pack the face masks in a zip lock bag, consolidating 400 of such packages into a carton box.

Sitting in rows, they are helping out in 8-hour shifts that require them to complete the packing of 200,000 masks.


With the provision of large vans and operational utility vehicles, they will transport the boxes across community centres in Singapore.

Airport surveillance & temperature screenings also part of SAF’s job

SAF is also playing a vital role in other areas, as Minister of Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen shared on his Facebook post.

Airport surveillance and temperature screenings are also part of their job scope, apart from their packing duties.


Furthermore, the soldiers are in charge of contacting Hubei citizens living in Singapore, monitoring their health statuses.


Singaporeans can expect to collect their masks on time

With these soldiers working through the night, Singaporeans can rest assured that they will receive their face masks on time.

Do head down to your nearest community centres (CCs) and RCs from 1 Feb to collect your complimentary face masks. Take note of the things below before going.

Kudos to the soldiers that are contributing to our nation’s efforts in combatting the Wuhan virus.

Featured image adapted from Facebook.

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