Property companies give out free masks to residents in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, on February 17. Hongkongers have criticised the government’s inability to buy masks when private retailers, in contrast, still have stocks. Photo: Sam Tsang

Letters | Coronavirus outbreak: why Hong Kong’s government is losing out in the market grab for masks

  • Mask suppliers prioritise their commercial customers to protect future business, secure in the knowledge that they will always be allowed to participate in the government’s procurement tenders in the future
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
Property companies give out free masks to residents in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, on February 17. Hongkongers have criticised the government’s inability to buy masks when private retailers, in contrast, still have stocks. Photo: Sam Tsang
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