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Fights break out in streets of Japanese city amid face mask shortage

Fights break out in streets of Japanese city amid face mask shortage

27.2.2020

Fights break out in streets of Japanese city amid face mask shortage

TOKYO (ANN): Some citizens in Japan have been caught on video getting violent while waiting to buy face masks, presumably due to the product’s scarcity in their area.

As a result, the demand for masks in the country has increased beyond the pharmacy and convenience stores’ supply. Some citizens camp outside the stores prior to its opening when they renew stocks of face masks, Sora News 24 reported yesterday, Feb 26.

This was apparently the situation at a shopping district in Yokohama last Tuesday, Feb 25. Right beside a long queue of people, some shoppers brawled on the street, as seen the Twitter account of a certain @tokage_to_kuma on the same day.

Read more: The Star

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