Hongkongers queued to get hold of masks to protect themselves from coronavirus. Photo: May Tse

Coronavirus: desperate scenes as 10,000 queue for masks at Hong Kong industrial estate

  • Huge crowds camp overnight in Kowloon for surgical masks after company promises thousands of boxes, as supplies dwindle across city
  • MTR announces station closures following partial border shutdown by Hong Kong government
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Hongkongers queued to get hold of masks to protect themselves from coronavirus. Photo: May Tse
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.