Amid Coronavirus Scare, Demand For Masks, Sanitizers Shoot Up

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SRINAGAR –  Demand for face masks and sanitizes has suddenly gone up in Kashmir in­cluding Srinagar amid Coronavirus scare with people buying these items in bulk.

People across Sri­nagar were seen buy­ing sanitizers and face masks especially three-layer masks worth Rs 50 in bulk from the Chemists. “People in large numbers are coming to buy masks and sanitizers, espe­cially the spray sani­tizers. The interesting part is that every cus­tomer is buying these items in bulk,” said a Chemist at Lal Chowk, Srinagar.

He said that demand for these items have suddenly gone up in the wake of scare cre­ated by the spread of deadly virus—Co­vid-19. In Kashmir, people have been asked by the authori­ties not to panic and to maintain hygiene and to take preventive mea­sures.

Another Chemist said that the people buy three layer masks in bulk and also the sani­tizers. “If the rush of people remains same, these items will run out of stock,” he said. (KNO)

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