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Panic buying hits Britain as shops sell out of face masks and hand wash

4 monthes ago   |   By Metro

Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong
Shops are selling out of face masks and hand sanitisers amid fears the coronavirus is about to reach the UK.
The World Health Organisation has said the ‘whole world needs to be on alert' and is set to decide whether to declare it an international public health emergency.
Millions across the globe have rushed to buy face masks despite experts warning there is ‘very little evidence' they help - and the trend seems to have spread to Britain.
On the Boots website, a six-pack of ‘safe & sound'...
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