The virus in Wuhan is making Hong Kong citizens terrified and many people including artistes try to buy face masks from other sources. During an interview on 6th February 2020, Matthew Ho (何廣沛) exposed Kong Ka Man (江嘉敏) helped her colleagues in TVB to buy 100 N95 masks at $3000.
Upon checking with Ka Man, she clarified to HK01 (香港01) that her friend helped her to buy N95 masks in America: “Not helping them to buy it as N95 masks are too expensive. I am trying to order KF94 masks in Korea as my friends are having a vacation in Korea now but it has not arrived to Hong Kong yet.”
However, Ka Man revealed she lost contact with her friend in Korea and felt fortunate that she did not suffer from any monetary loss: “She said she can bring back around 100 face masks and has gone missing suddenly. I feel slightly worried and disappointed that there is no face masks.”
Hence, Ka Man continued to look for face masks and disinfectants from other sources: “Arnold Kwok (郭子豪) and I plan to buy more disinfectants to share with everybody in the studio room. My friends have little face masks now as they need to work and have elderly people at home. Thus, I keep checking with my friends if they are travelling to overseas and could buy some face masks back to Hong Kong.”