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.