In light of the immensely increasing demand for face masks, and in a bid to curb the manipulation of prices, 14 private pharmacies received warnings from the authorities for raising the prices of face masks.
Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Al Zayani announced while addressing the Council of Representatives yesterday, that he has issued a ministerial resolution yesterday to specify to the price cap of face masks sold in the market.
Mr Al Zayani affirmed that the ministry is taking “strong procedures” to deter others from committing such violations, clarifying that “face masks are the most sought after commodity in Bahrain today”.
The unprecedented demand for face masks has drained its stocks from pharmacies in the Kingdom. This comes as a result of the increasing fear of the coronavirus aka Covid-19, as the health authorities in Bahrain confirmed the rising number of cases.