As there are two patients infected by the new virus in Hong Kong, the public are fighting to buy the masks which becomes a shortage of supply now. Some pharmacy even raises the price of a box of masks to $250 during this critical period of time. As the host of Scoop (東張西望) show, Toby Chan (陳庭欣) uploaded photo of a pharmacy in Tsim Sha Tsui online on 23rd January 2020. She said angrily: “It is too much. They are trying to make profit when people fall sick. #a pharmacy in Tsim Sha Tsui” Many netizens remarked it was too expensive and the local citizens should help each other during this difficult period, and the Scoop show reminded the public to monitor it.

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