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For a while now, there have been doubts around the effectiveness of masks in slowing the spread of the COVID-19. In recent weeks, certain countries started to realise that Asia may have been right all along.
As Hong Kong is hit with a second wave of cases, many people are rushing to stores to make sure they have enough masks for themselves and their families. Here’s where to find them and how much they cost (prices in HKD).
Local pharmacies get regular stocks of masks, usually ranging from around $220 – $280 for a box of 50 so those are generally your best bet. There are over 650 registered pharmacies in Hong Kong, meaning there are pharmacies all over the city. You can find here an updated list of all registered pharmacies in Hong Kong. A well known one is Fanda which has several locations in Hong Kong:
– G / F Shop B2, Golden Crown Court,
66-70 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui , Shop B2, Golden Crown
Building , 66-70 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
– G / F Shop B, World Wide House,
19 Des Voeux Road / Pedder Street
Central, HK 19 Des Voeux Road Central, Central,
or G / F, Pedder Street Global Building
Buying masks online
A variety of masks can be found online including disposable and reusable masks. Reusable masks are your more eco-friendly (and budget-friendly) options that can be worn with a disposable inner layer filter for added protection.
HKTV mall (delivered in 1 – 4 days)
Types of masks:
– Three-layer disposable masks (50 pcs) – $200 – $288
– N95 masks (5 pcs) – $48
– Reusable fashion masks (2 pcs + 10 disposable mask pad) – $79
– 3M Disposable Respirator Masks (10 pcs) – $299
– KN95 (20 pcs) – $520
– Medical masks 3PLY (100 pcs) – $750
– Inner layer refills – $68.
Ubuy (delivered in 10 days)
Types of masks: this Korean online store sells a variety of masks ranging from $100 to $400.
Masks to support local businesses
SPT Mask (on a pre-order basis)
Mask Factory 口罩工廠 (on a pre-order basis)
Types of masks: disposable masks $248 for 2 boxes, 50 pieces each.
Note: with every purchase one box is sent to a local NGO or someone in need.
Email: [email protected]
Types of masks: disposable $68 for one box of 30 pieces.
Note: when you order you have the option to donate an additional box to someone in need.
If you are looking for disposable gloves or protective goggles
HKTV mall (delivered in 1 – 4 days):
– Disposable Transparent Gloves (100 pcs) – $35
– Protective goggles (1 pc) – $39 – $90
Type: disposable gloves (100 pcs) – $80
Ubuy (delivered in 10 days)
Please be mindful that some at-risk individuals may need these masks more than you do, so avoid stocking up with more masks than you need to ensure that everyone who needs them will have access. Pay it forward!
*All these retailers had stock at the time of this article (ie. April 3, 2020).
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