First face mask ATM launched in HN


VGP – The first free face mask ATM has officially came into operation in Ha Noi on August 25 as part of joint efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus across the country. 

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The capital’s first face mask ATM is located at No. 23 Lac Trung street in Hai Ba Trung district.

The machine features a facial recognition system, meaning that when residents arrive to pick up their face masks, it will recognize their face.

Once the device has detected their face, residents can then press buttons in order to receive free face masks.

The automatic device within the machine will deliver the masks through a slot upon receiving the relevant signal. 

Due to having a large number of recipients, a notice is placed on the ATM stating that each person is only allowed to take between three to six medical masks.

Ahead of receiving the masks, citizens are required to line up and maintain a minimum of distance of two meters apart from each other.

Face masks are to be delivered each morning from Monday through to Wednesday, with a total of 45,000 items set to be delivered.


By Kim Anh