The virus in Wuhan has spread to Hong Kong and there is severe shortage of face masks at the supermarkets and pharmacies. On 5th February 2020, the toilet rolls were completely sold out as Mainland China had stopped the supply to Hong Kong. Kong Ka Man (江嘉敏) uploaded a medical certificate and posted a message on Instagram: “It proves I suffer from stomach flu and have no fever and nausea at all. I am staying in Hong Kong lately and please do not worry.”

As someone vomited near the studio room for Come Home Love: Lo and Behold (愛.回家之開心速遞) sitcom at TV City earlier, rumours of Wuhan virus circulating in TVB went viral and it made the staff panic as a result. Hence, it is unsure if Ka Man deliberately shows the medical certificate in order to assure everyone. Subsequently, she shared another photo of the toilet rolls were sold out at the supermarket and left a message: “I want to tell everyone that I need tissue papers, toilet rolls and sanitary towels but all are out of stock. So what should I do now? Please do not fight for the toilet rolls and I suspect some people even use sanitary towels as face masks. Other than that, the anti-bacterial wipes are sold out as well. A woman in front of me tries to buy 10 packs and I said loudly that one person is allowed to buy 2 packs only. Fortunately, the male cashier rings the bell and that woman told the people queuing in front of her to buy the anti-bacterial wipes. I end up with a pack as given a pack to an uncle since he runs out of the wipes.”

Source: https://hk.entertainment.appledaily.com/entertainment/20200206/HNINHRGGMZSGWLFF34GQCJCN5M/