With the recent Novel Coronavirus from Wuhan looming over our shores and reports of 7 confirmed cases plus many pending results, many are scrambling to stock up on surgical face masks and even N95 masks. Whilst many pharmacies and shops are currently out of stock, the Ministry of Health says that they are working with retailers to push out these surgical face masks and the supply is sufficient if we use them sensibly and responsibly. Here is the lowdown on the different types of masks available, each of their efficiency in combating this virus, and where to purchase them.