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Masks should be priced at Rs.15, N95 at Rs.150

The Health Ministry yesterday stipulated maximum retail price for a disposable face mask and surgical mask with or without loop at Rs.15.The maximum retail price for N95 face mask has also been fixed for Rs.150 each.

The Ministry imposed a stipulated price for the face and surgical masks under the under National Medicines Regulatory Authority Act of 2015 on the directive of Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi.

Action will be taken by the Ministry against traders selling these masks above the stipulated price and those who hoard stocks.

The Minister has made this directive after the media reported a number of incidents where face and surgical masks are sold to the customer at an exorbitant price due to the coronavirus outbreak in China.


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