Uniqlo Philippines Is Donating 500,000 AIRism Masks to Frontliners and Health Workers
Fresh off the news that Uniqlo's in-demand AIRism masks are coming to the Philippines, the company has just announced that it is giving 500,000 pieces of AIRism masks to frontliners and health workers in the Philippines.
Read Uniqlo's full statement below:
As the fight against COVID-19 goes on, we are committed to continue to support and help Filipinos, most especially those who are severely affected by this plight. Let us all work together to ensure that all of us are safe during these trying times.
To help the front liners, who have been working hard to save our fellow countrymen, and the communities highly affected by the pandemic, UNIQLO has pledged to provide support by giving 500,000 pieces of AIRism masks.
According to Uniqlo, the AIRism mask uses "a filter that delivers a bacterial filtration efficiency of 99 percent, blocking droplets and protecting the skin from bacteria, virus-contaminated particles, and pollen. Sandwiching the filter is AIRism mesh fabric."
No word yet on how much it will retail for here, but with Japan and the U.S. selling it for ¥990 and $14.90, respectively, we can guess the price will range from P500 to P750 and above—which isn't bad for a pack of three masks that promises comfort.
AIRism Face Mask (Pack of 3)
Price upon request
The shortage of personal protective equipment has endangered health workers worldwide since the outbreak of COVID-19. “Without secure supply chains, the risk to healthcare workers around the world is real. Industry and governments must act quickly to boost supply, ease export restrictions, and put measures in place to stop speculation and hoarding,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.