These Masked Heroes Are Distributing Free Face Masks In Dubai Due To Price Surge
With face masks priced at AED 300 to AED 400 per box, a bunch of good samaritans in Dubai is distributing free masks to their neighbors to protect them against the coronavirus.
The white masks are being distributed by Lyle Ham and Patrick Fronda, both Filipinos, in Al Nahda, Dubai neighborhood.
This unselfish act was seen after some pharmacies and online shops hiked the price of face masks, making it difficult for some to buy and protect themselves.
Patrick Fronda said that currently, face masks are now out of stock in some major supermarkets in Al Nahda.
The 2-ply white masks can also be used to protect from the virus by wearing double or triple times. While N95 is the most effective face mask, using white masks can also help reduce the risk of catching the virus.
In Sharjah's Carrefour, face masks are only sold at AED 6.50 each carton.