Ombudsman Winnie Chiu said the investigation would include examining the system and procedures regulating the production, distribution and stocktaking of the masks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Ombudsman Winnie Chiu said the investigation would include examining the system and procedures regulating the production, distribution and stocktaking of the masks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Ombudsman Winnie Chiu said the investigation would include examining the system and procedures regulating the production, distribution and stocktaking of the masks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Coronavirus: ombudsman to investigate after masks made by Hong Kong prison inmates go for sale on open market

  • Prisoners make masks for public sector workers, but boxes have appeared for sale in pharmacies, online, and elsewhere in the city
  • Government staff have admitted taking boxes home at start of outbreak when supplies were plentiful

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Ombudsman Winnie Chiu said the investigation would include examining the system and procedures regulating the production, distribution and stocktaking of the masks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Ombudsman Winnie Chiu said the investigation would include examining the system and procedures regulating the production, distribution and stocktaking of the masks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Ombudsman Winnie Chiu said the investigation would include examining the system and procedures regulating the production, distribution and stocktaking of the masks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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