Taiwan to offer National Day guests virus prevention gift packs

10,000 exclusive gift packs will each contain mask, disinfectant, wet wipes, Taiwan-shaped soap

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Double Ten guests will receive a coronavirus prevention giftpack 

Double Ten guests will receive a coronavirus prevention giftpack  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Official guests at this year’s Oct. 10 Double Ten National Day parade will not only find the usual hat and pin in their gift pack but also all the necessary items to prevent being infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), reports said Monday (Sept. 21).

In a sign of the times, 10,000 guests will receive a package containing a mask, disinfectant, wet wipes, and a bar of soap in the shape of Taiwan, CNA reported.

While the products are an exclusive gift that will not be available for sale, their value has turned this year’s Double Ten gift pack into the most expensive ever, costing NT$600 (US$20) instead of the usual NT$400 to NT$450, officials said.

The organizers of the ceremony also organized a raffle event with a Keelung-Tainan cruise for two as the main prize and 20 Double Ten souvenir packs for other lucky participants, CNA reported.