With the recent Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, families in Hong Kong are scrambling to locate face masks and hand sanitizers. Typically, families can locate the surgical face masks and other protective items at any pharmacy in the city but the surge of demand has wiped out the supply in many locations. Here are some helpful tips on which masks and protective gear is the best for combating the flu in Hong Kong and where to buy these items in Hong Kong.

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WHEN WILL THE STOCK BE RE-SUPPLIED?

 * Hong Kong plans to re-stock on a weekly basis. The Lunar New Year had regular stocks delayed and many are reporting customs issues in getting the masks in... but you will see new shipments as soon as the holiday is over. You can ask your local pharmacy when the next shipment is coming in and plan on getting there early to buy!

* Taiwan banned the export of masks for the next month to ensure sufficient domestic supply. In Macau, they are restricting sales to a maximum of 10 face masks to residents or authorized guest workers who can present a valid ID card.

 

STAYING PROTECTED AND MORE INFORMATION ON CORNOAVIRUS IN HONG KONG:

Click here for helpful tips on how to stay protected.

Government Website for updates on Wuhan Cornovirus

 

WHICH FACE MASKS ARE THE BEST FOR COMBATING THE FLU:

* It has been recommended that the best face mask to wear is the disposable surgical masks. Why?  It is composed of 3 layers which are designed to filter droplets, which is believed to be how the new coronovirus is being transmitted between humans. These masks, as oppose to N95, N99, and N100 masks which are used for medical purposes, are also easier to breathe in for kids and adults.  These are also recommended over activated charcoal mask/a paper mask/ a cotton mask/and pitta masks due to the layering.

 

WHERE TO BUY FACE MASKS IN HONG KONG:

Decathlon Hong Kong - while the website is out of masks, there have been reported a few left in-store. Call in advance.  They will be re-stocking weekly.

HKTV MALL - Wide variety with delivery in Hong Kong

Park N Shop Online - Restocking this week

Watson's - Long lines in morning, but they do have them!

About Thai - *NEW - Reported on their Facebook Page that they have masks now.  Locations in Tsueng Kwan O, Kowloon Bay, Hang Hau, Tuen Mun and other locations in New Territories.

G Market - *NEW - Reported easy online ordering and delivery from Korea.

Sister 23 - *NEW - Local online shop with face masks

Breasy HK - *NEW - N99 Masks for kids and adults

3M Stores - Top notch surgical masks (N95, N99, and N100) available at Yahoo Store and HKTV Mall Store.

Ubuy - Delivery in Hong Kong but with a delay (10 days) - check the different brands to see what might work.

Amazon - Wide variety of disposible surgical face masks and washable surgical face masks for adults and kids.  Delivery can take a few days to a week - be sure to check the product delivery date.  N95 kids masks are available here.  Anti-flu masks are available here.

JHC Hong Kong - On their facebook page, they claim they have surgical masks available now.

Mannings Hong Kong - They have kids and small baby face masks on offer but limited quantity with more stocks coming in.