20,000 vulnerable people receive a free face-mask

The City of Sydney and NSW Health have implemented the initiative as part of their commitment to beating COVID-19

More than 20,000 free, reusable face masks are being distributed to people living in Sydney's social housing estates, boarding houses and rough sleepers.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the $200,000 initiative was part of the council's commitment to working with NSW Health to beat COVID-19.

"When maintaining physical distancing is hard, we should all be wearing a face mask. But not everyone is able to buy them," Ms Moore said in a statement on Monday.
"The City of Sydney has purchased cloth reusable