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Govt. imposes maximum retail price for face masks

The Government has imposed maximum retail prices on face masks.

Accordingly, the maximum retail price for a disposable face mask is Rs. 15 while an ‘N95’ mask is Rs. 150.

Sri Lanka is currently facing a shortage of face masks due to high demand over an impending coronavirus outbreak.

Many retailers are reported to have sold face masks at prices exceeding Rs.500 .

The general public has been advised by the public health authorities to wear face masks as a precaution against virus.