Hong Kong has been experiencing an acute shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong has been experiencing an acute shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong has been experiencing an acute shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang

Protest shadow over coronavirus? Hong Kong civic groups banned from using district council funds to purchase yellow and black masks for mass distribution

  • Pro-democracy councillors say colour restriction is associated with anti-government protests that have gripped Hong Kong since June last year
  • But Home Affairs Department says masks should be light-coloured so users can easily spot stains, though it fails to explain why yellow is not a light colour

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong has been experiencing an acute shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong has been experiencing an acute shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong has been experiencing an acute shortage of masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang
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