Zim Faces Surgical Masks Shortage…As Panic Over Coronavirus Grows

ZIMBABWE could soon be facing an acute shortage of surgical masks and other consumables amidst indications of  panic buying by Chinese nationals as they try to boost stocks in their home country in the face of the ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19). By Michael Gwarisa China already has 150 new confirmed coronavirus deaths according to the National Health Commission, pushing the death toll nationwide to 2,592. Demand for surgical masks has been high in China since the plague was reported late December 2019, a situation which has seen diaspora Chinese stockpiling surgical…

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