Struggle to meet demand for masks


In short supply: Storekeeper Nur Jannah Hidayah putting up a sign to say that face masks are out of stock at a pharmacy in Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pharmacists claimed that they were not able to stock up on face masks over the past two weeks despite assurances from the government that there will be adequate supply for local needs.

U Pharm community pharmacy operations manager Lai Yet Kuan said that while bigger pharmacy chains get very limited supply, she has not been able to get them from suppliers over the past two weeks. Customers seeking face masks had to be turned away daily, she added.

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