The sale of protective masks explodes. Since the covid-19 virus was detected in Italy, people have been afraid and rushed to pharmacies to buy protective masks. Pharmacies also struggle to find them from their usual suppliers, not without difficulty.
“Currently, we no longer have masks. Customers, especially those who are about to travel to countries at risk, ask us but we tell them that we no longer have them,” says a pharmacist. Faced with this strong demand, and faced with the panic that is already starting to set in, suppliers took the opportunity to increase prices. The surgical mask filters bacteria and protects against viruses like that of the coronavirus. Anti-splash masks, surgical type, were designed to be worn by sick people.
They are intended to “avoid during the expiration of the wearer, the projection of secretions from the upper airways or saliva which may contain transmissible infectious agents: by way of droplets (transmission by droplets of saliva or secretions of upper airways), or by air (airborne transmission by fine particles less than 5 microns) “