Kochi (Kerala) : Where many pharmacies are charging exorbitant prices for the face masks and hand sanitisers due high demand of coronavirus pandemic, a surgical shop owner in Kochi is selling masks just for Rs 2 as helping hand towards the society.
The supplies of masks and sanitisers have been limited and are being sold at higher prices than normal due to increased demand following COVID-19 cases throughout the country.
“We have sold around 5000 masks at Rs 2 each in two days. We decided to sell masks at a reasonable price especially to the common people like hospital staff and students.” Nadheem, co-owner of the shop.
Earlier, the center government has declared face masks and hand sanitisers as essential commodities for the next 100 days to prevent black marketing of these items in its fight against coronavirus.