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Four pharmacies fined Rs 800,000 for selling surgical masks at high prices

An inspection team was dispatched after receiving a consumer complaint, officials said. Four pharmacies fined Rs 800,000 for selling surgical masks at high prices
The coronavirus outbreak which appears to be spreading relentlessly has pushed up demand for surgical masks, leading pharmacies and surgical houses to create an artificial shortage with a view to profit from the rush buying. Shutterstock
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Krishana Prasain
Published at : March 10, 2020
Updated at : March 19, 2020 16:30
Kathmandu

Krishana Prasain

Krishana Prasain is a business reporter for The Kathmandu Post covering markets. Before joining The Kathmandu Post in 2018, she spent 3 years in New Business Age magazine covering business.


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