Sure, we’ve talked about how you should get the correct face masks for the haze… but what if you simply can’t get any masks?
The problem that Malaysians are facing now is a mask shortage at most major pharmacies, especially the N95 mask needed to filter out the hazardous air particles.
Went to Watson’s and guardians in KL Sentral in hopes to buy N95 mask but it’s all sold out, where can I buy it? Even normal surgical mask is out of stock too!! 😭 #hazemalaysia— 빈빈 ♡ (@haengshovv) September 17, 2019
Fyi, N95 face mask is currently out of stock (I think in most of the pharmacies/drugstores) because of the haze and it is sold out so fast like pisang goreng panas lmao— 𝓡𝓮𝓪 🌸 (@whinyrea) September 17, 2019
i’m riding the bike using the flu mask like im not wearing any protection because mask n95 already sold out. #Jerebu— WangGie (@GieyraDora) September 18, 2019
Went to few pharmacies to find mask. All sold out. I don’t want to die yet 😭— Blair ⎊ (@Syaasamsudin) September 13, 2019
Instead, Malaysians have to resort to different ways to protect themselves in this haze.
N95 soldout everywhere sold out sis terpaksa la pakai mask kpop tu 😂😂😂— ʜᴀᴢɪǫ (@whoziq) September 18, 2019
According to the Malay Mail, Guardian has seen a dramatic increase in the sale of their face masks, especially the N95 face mask.
The company recorded over a 100 per cent increase in face mask sales in the first 17 days of September compared to the whole month of August.
Unfortunately, the stock for face masks are running low as suppliers struggle to keep up with the demand.
If you can’t get a face mask, it’s advisable for you to just stay indoors. Plus, this is the best time to catch up on your Netflix shows!