Passengers wearing medical masks ride an MTR train in Hong Kong. Photo: Sun Yeung Passengers wearing medical masks ride an MTR train in Hong Kong. Photo: Sun Yeung
Passengers wearing medical masks ride an MTR train in Hong Kong. Photo: Sun Yeung

Coronavirus: calls mount for Hong Kong government to make surgical masks a reserved commodity like rice

  • Panic buying and citywide shortfall raise questions as camps from across political divide pile pressure on authorities
  • Former official points to how colonial government regulated rice as a lesson current administration can learn for mask supply

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Passengers wearing medical masks ride an MTR train in Hong Kong. Photo: Sun Yeung Passengers wearing medical masks ride an MTR train in Hong Kong. Photo: Sun Yeung
Passengers wearing medical masks ride an MTR train in Hong Kong. Photo: Sun Yeung
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