Commerce ministry of Laos sets price ceiling for face masks


LAOS, Feb 10, Vientiane Times/ANN -- The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has stipulated the sale price of face masks in a bid to keep the price at a level that people on low incomes can afford.

The price has skyrocketed in recent days as people flocked to pharmacies to buy the masks as protection against the coronavirus. This has led to a shortage of masks and hand sanitiser amid ever spiralling prices.

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