Coronavirus face masks sell out as prices soar 800%: But do they really work and which one should you buy?

The NHS considers people to be at risk if they have the symptoms above and have recently travelled to mainland China, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, or the north of Italy (north of Pisa and Florence).

Coronavirus fears spark global panic-buying of face masks, despite evidence people who aren’t sick should not wear them

People wearing different types of mask were also sprayed five times from a metre away while breathing in. The same test was also done while standing still, walking towards someone and walking away to see how much, if any, of the spray got through.

9 best face masks you can buy in 2020 to moisturise and brighten your skin

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Trade Ministry fines online sellers hiking prices of face masks and hand sanitiser

Over 36 tons of masks exported amid local virus scare More than 36 tons of face masks was shipped overseas from HCMC within one week even though the domestic market is falling short of the product and the Government is finding ways to shore up mask supplies.  

Online sellers fined for hiking prices of face masks, hand sanitiser

Hanoi (VNA) – Sellers hiking the prices of face masks and hand sanitiser on some e-commerce websites have been fined. According to the Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), violations were found on,,,,, and Sellers were allegedly taking advantage of the […]

‘Face Mask’ Searches Surge on Google Amid Global Coronavirus Outbreak

“Ultimately we expect we will see community spread in the United States,” Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, is quoted as saying Tuesday by NPR, referring to widespread transmission of the coronavirus within the US. “It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will […]

Face mask prices surge as coronavirus fears grow

“This is a gray area because it is a medical item, but there’s no national emergency in the United States,” he said. “Yes, it looks bad that they are raising their prices. But I think Amazon is between a rock and a rock because on the one hand the optics aren’t great if they are […]

Gwyneth Paltrow, star of “Contagion,” posts photo wearing a face mask on a plane: “I’ve already been in this movie”

On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar discussed the use of face masks before a House Appropriations subcommittee. He said people mistakenly have a sense that “the mask” is the “be all, end all of either preparedness or response activities.”

Face mask prices surge in Karachi after coronavirus cases emerge in Pakistan

Despite a ban by the government of Pakistan on the export of masks, nearly 10,000 N-95 masks and more than 3,600 ordinary regular masks were exported to China. Six companies were given special permission to export masks to China, leading to a shortage in the country.

The No. 1 way to prevent coronavirus isn’t wearing a face mask

You have to change masks every few hours If you do go the mask route in spite of expert advice, it’s important to note that face masks have a very specific lifespan. While there are some with longer lifespans or that have replaceable filters, the most common face masks on the market are disposable and […]