Supermarkets Across Spain Begin Stocking Face Masks After Government Recommends Their Use but Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca Must Wait

Supermarket chains DIA and Lidl have also announced that they will now sell disposable and protective face masks to their customers but with restrictions. Carrefour was the first supermarket to do so, who began selling these in Madrid last weekend.

THE masks will be readily available at a fair price point that ranges somewhere between 60 and 89 cents per mask, although these will be sold in packs of between 10 and 50 units.

This initiative on behalf of supermarkets has arisen after the government recently recommended the use of this protective gear as a measure against Covid-19 especially in certain cases, such as travelling on public transport.

Companies in the distribution sector that already offer this product have noted that they are beginning to expand their sales in response to the current customer demand.

For now, Carrefour has specified that it sells this product in its stores in Madrid; Lidl has started selling them in Barcelona but will gradually incorporate this to the rest of its stores in Spain.

DIA has made them available to its clients in 500 different locations but they can only be purchased through the internet and with a maximum limit of one box per order. The box of 50 units costs €30 euros including VAT, so each mask costs 60 cents which is below the limit 96 cents set by the government a few weeks ago.

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