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PM Hun Sen directs Government to purchase 5.2 million face masks for nationwide distribution

As pandemic spreads slowly but surely, Cambodians are finding face masks scarce or too expensive. Supplied. AKP

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the purchase of 5.2 million face masks to distribute to Cambodian people and doctors nationwide.

In a report by Fresh News, it was revealed that 4 million masks will be ordered from abroad while 1.2 million masks will be in private factories in Sihanoukville.

In addition the face masks, Mr. Hun Sen has also a factory here to produce 10,000 litres of hand sanitiser per day to supply to the government.

This move comes with face masks becoming a scare commodity with pharmacies, the unscrupulous ones, hoarding the masks, sanitisers and alcohol or resorting to price hikes of up to 100% for masks and sanitisers.

Besides this, others are producing fake masks or recycled masks and selling them by the roadside at 0.50 cents each.

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