The city’s consumer watchdog says masks selling in Hong Kong generally do well against contagion but several have other performance issues. Photo: AFP The city’s consumer watchdog says masks selling in Hong Kong generally do well against contagion but several have other performance issues. Photo: AFP
The city’s consumer watchdog says masks selling in Hong Kong generally do well against contagion but several have other performance issues. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Hong Kong masks perform well against infections but many fail on hygiene and durability, Consumer Council study finds

  • In tests on 30 models of surgical masks for sale in the city, consumer watchdog finds all but one meets basic infection prevention standards
  • But 70 per cent fall short in other measures relating to bacteria levels, bodily fluid resistance and comfort

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The city’s consumer watchdog says masks selling in Hong Kong generally do well against contagion but several have other performance issues. Photo: AFP The city’s consumer watchdog says masks selling in Hong Kong generally do well against contagion but several have other performance issues. Photo: AFP
The city’s consumer watchdog says masks selling in Hong Kong generally do well against contagion but several have other performance issues. Photo: AFP
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