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March 19, 2020 10:23 am

As the threat of coronavirus pandemic is looming, some local governments have stepped up efforts to produce face masks and hand sanitizers of which the residents across Nepal have faced acute shortage already. It is months since these two vital items to protect oneself from possible infection stopped being available in the market. Apart from black marketing, scarcity of these items is the result of our dependence on countries like China and India wherefrom we import them. It seems things are slowly changing.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The government on Wednesday decided to sell the face masks confiscated from the black marketeers through Sajha Swasthya Sewa Cooperative (SSSC).

KATHMANDU, March 14: Police on Saturday arrested eight persons on the charge of their involvement in black marketing of face masks.