Palace Call On Public To Stop Hoarding, Selling Overpriced Face Mask

Palace Cautioned Hoarding, Overpricing Of Face Masks Are Unlawful

PALACE – Malacañang Palace warned the public against hoarding and overpricing face masks

The 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) or Wuhan coronavirus is likely to spread from animals to humans. The virus causes severe illness and death. Thousands of people have been infected and caused at least 258 deaths. Most of the victims are older people.

Following a previous article, the Philippines already recorded 56 suspected cases of the nCoV. Senator Bong Go said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte agreed to ban visitors from Hubei Province.

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Amid the fear of the deadly coronavirus spreading in the country, residents in Iloilo have stocked up on face masks. Residents are clearly doing what they can do to protect themselves against the virus.

The face mask could protect you from inhaling small particles from entering your mouth and nose. Health officials believe that the deadly virus was initially transmitted from animals to humans but the human-to-human transmission is now occurring. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

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Based on a report from, Malacañang Palace called on the public to stop hoarding and selling overpriced face masks. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo cautioned the public that hoarding and overpricing of face masks are unlawful. He also said that the violators will face appropriate sanctions.

“They should not be adding prices to the regular price. (Also), that should be raided by the PNP if there’s hoarding. That’s unlawful,” said Panelo.

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According to the report, Salvador Panelo said the protective medical equipment should only be worn in public. He said the best way to avoid the virus is by washing your hands frequently.

“‘Pag mga crowded places, that’s the time you should wear your masks. Kung hindi naman crowded eh. What is more important is I think, you wash your hands regularly,” he said.

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Based on the report, Salvador Panelo appealed to the manufacturers to produce more face masks amid nCoV scare.

“They should produce if there is a need for that… If there is undersupply of masks, then we would request the manufacturers to produce more… As businessmen, they should,” he said.

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