A crowd throngs an outlet for masks at Kornhill Plaza in Taikoo Shing. Photo: May Tse

Long queues at outlets across Hong Kong selling masks, as panic buying continues amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

  • Government blamed for only partial border closures with mainland, while authorities accused of not ensuring steady supply of protective gear
  • Commerce and Economic Development Bureau says it has met retailers and urged those with shipment issues to contact it for help
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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A crowd throngs an outlet for masks at Kornhill Plaza in Taikoo Shing. Photo: May Tse
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Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him is a reporter for the Hong Kong desk focused on covering education policies. He joined the Post in 2019. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter at Ming Pao.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.