Tesco Lotus giving out 20,000 N95 Masks to fight smog

In a generous gesture to fight the Bangkok smog that has caused Bangkokians’ health to be threatened with a level of PM2.5, Tesco Lotus will distribute 20,000 N95 masks to customers and colleagues living and working in the 10 districts of Bangkok with the highest concentration of dust. The masks will be distributed at 13 outlets.

Bueng Kum district: Tesco Lotus Sukhaphibal 1
Bueng Kum district: Tesco Lotus Serithai
Din Daeng district: Tesco Lotus Fortune
Khlong Toei district: Tesco Lotus Extra Rama 4
Khlong Toei district: Tesco Lotus Sukhumvit 50
Chatuchak district: Tesco Lotus Lat Phrao
Bangkok Noi district: Tesco Lotus Pinkao
Lat Phrao district: Tesco Lotus Ramindra
Bang Sue district: Tesco Lotus Prachachuen
Bang Kapi district: Tesco Lotus Bangkapi
Bang Kapi district: Tesco Lotus Lat Phrao 101
Yan Nawa district: Tesco Lotus Rama 3
Lat Phrao district: Tesco Lotus Wanghin

Ms. Salinla Seehaphan, Corporate Affairs Director, Tesco Lotus, said: “It’s a priority at Tesco Lotus to take care of the health of our colleagues and customers. The smog situation in Bangkok has caused concern among Bangkok residents and has led to shortages of N95 masks. They are currently very difficult to obtain or prices have been raised by a lot. To help our customers and colleagues protect themselves during the situation, Tesco Lotus will be giving away a total of 20,000 N95 masks to customers and colleagues living and working in the 10 Bangkok districts with the highest dust concentration. We ask that priorities be given to those in high-risk groups including the elderly, pregnant women, children, and people with respiratory problems. Each customer will receive one mask. The masks will be given out at 13 Tesco Lotus stores located in these 10 districts, on Thursday January 17, 2019 starting at 11.00 hrs.”

“In addition, in order to cater to the sharp rise in the demand for these masks, we have also increased our orders and are in the process of shipping these masks to stores in Bangkok and the vicinity. We are pegging the price of the masks and will not be raising prices despite higher demands,” Salinla added.

 

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