<Anchor> Although it

is thinner and lighter than a health mask,'Dripping Mask' that blocks some particles like droplets started selling online yesterday (5th). The site was paralyzed as people who wanted to buy it in hot weather all at once, but for the time being, it seems that the shortage will continue.

Reporter Park Chan-bum.

<Reporter> It

is an online site of a mask for masks to prevent splash.

Even before the sale of the mask, people flocked together and the server went down, and the delay and error continued throughout the day even after 9:00 am yesterday when the sale began.

[President Jong-Han Park/Mask Production Company: I got a phone call from the Korea Internet & Security Agency directly because of signs of being hacked or having some kind of problem.]

Most of the users abandoned their purchases while the number of concurrent users soared up to 7.8 million. I had to.

[Kim Hye-won/Seoul Yangcheon-gu: I looked up on the Internet article immediately, so everyone gave up saying that it shouldn't be that way, and I didn't give up anymore.] In

the meantime, 200,000 prepared supplies were sold out around 2pm yesterday.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (KFDA) said that by the end of the month, the production of anti-splash masks will increase to 1 million sheets per day.

However, we drew a line about how to supply it as a public mask.

[Kim Sang-bong/Director of Biopharmaceuticals, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety: The market circulation could be reduced that much, so I decided that it would not be the case to use an

anti-splash mask as a public mask. is.

This is because the particle blocking performance is inferior to that of a health mask between 55 and 80 in the KF standard, but is preferred because it is thin and easy to breathe.

For this reason, if a large number of demands for health masks currently supplied as public masks are driven by anti-splash masks, the market shortage will likely continue for the time being.