KOTA KINABALU: Bernama check at several sundry shops, pharmacies and 24-hour convenience stores around the city also found that they had run out of face masks and hand sanitiser.
In fact, a convenience store worker who wanted to be known only as Andy said the shop had run out of the items since last week.
“The new batch of supply will probably arrive next week,” he told Bernama.
Prior to this, the Ministry of Health advised the public to take several precautionary measures, including maintaining a high level of personal hygiene, such as to wash their hands regularly with water and soap or by using hand sanitiser, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus now that cases have been detected in this region.
The number of positive cases of 2019-nCoV in Malaysia currently remains at four, all involving China nationals.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail had also warned of stern action against those who take advantage of the situation by selling the two items at a higher price.