Hong Kong has been experiencing a shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam

Coronavirus: Hong Kong government departments can directly purchase masks worth up to HK$10 million without tendering

  • Cabinet of Chief Executive Carrie Lam decided last Tuesday that tendering could be skipped if the supplies did not exceed stipulated amount
  • Civil servants can also be reimbursed for buying masks as long as purchase is ‘reasonable’, approved, and does not exceed HK$5,000
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Hong Kong has been experiencing a shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam
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