Coronavirus: desperate scenes as 10,000 queue for masks in Hong Kong

Published on February 5, 2020 by

Thousands of Hongkongers camped out overnight in the cold after a company in Kowloon Bay said it would release 6,000 boxes of surgical masks for sale during citywide shortages caused by the coronavirus outbreak. With the desperate crowds swollen to 10,000 within hours, Luck Well International Holdings decided to put a further 5,000 boxes on the shelves, which were originally earmarked for sale the next day.

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