Face masks were out of stock at many pharma stores across the Kingdom as people began buying them in large numbers over coronavirus fear.
A pharma store manager, who doesn’t want to be named, said: “We have a huge shortage of face masks as we sold out our stocks in the last two days. “Though no cases are reported in the Kingdom, people here are taking special caution and a good number of them are wearing face masks, which is one of the ways to prevent being infected.”
However, there were also many reports on media, which states there is not enough evidence to suggest that wearing a face mask has any benefit for the general public. The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak continues its deadly spread. The novel illness, provisionally known as 2019-nCov, has infected almost 14,500 people according to the latest data.