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More cantons hand out free masks to those claiming benefits

National News // July 17, 2020

More cantons are handing out free masks to those who are claiming benefits. 

Unsplash More cantons hand out free masks to those claiming benefits

The latest is Vaud, which will start today. 

Those on any form of benefit will get a box of 50 masks. Vaud says it doesn’t want new rules to negatively impact those who are already struggling. But there’s also a fear some recipients may be tempted to sell their masks. 

Canton Jura is also offering masks to those receiving health insurance subsidies. 

In addition, similar measures are being implemented by several communes around the country. 

 

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