People in an overnight queue to buy masks at Kowloon Bay. Photo: May Tse

Coronavirus: no emergency measures to crack down on price-gouging mask retailers, Hong Kong government says

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Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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People in an overnight queue to buy masks at Kowloon Bay. Photo: May Tse
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Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).