Biden says will provide free cloth masks to low-income people

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The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday it will deliver more than 25 million free masks to communities still lacking affordable access to the basic protection against the coronavirus pandemic.

In Japan last year, the government’s distribution of two washable cloth face masks per household — which earned the nickname “Abenomask,” meaning “Abe’s mask,” after then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — backfired due to the masks’ poor quality and slow delivery to the public.

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