People generally wear face mask when they go out. Photo: Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: Some 24.62 million face masks are in the process of being distributed to the people nationwide for free, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. 

Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said each household will receive four pieces. 

The task of channelling them to the respective State Security Councils will be coordinated by the Civil Defence Force (APM) before they are distributed to the districts via district disaster management committees. 

“From there, it will be distributed from house to house by district frontliners. 

“As for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, the face masks will be sent over by a special Royal Malaysian Air Force flight this Friday, before they are distributed,” he said in his daily media conference here today. – Bernama