South Korea Rations Face Masks in Coronavirus Fight

SEOUL—Just before one p.m. on Friday, Son Jae-son marched to his community pharmacy, trying to find a prized product in South Korea: his weekly ration of two encounter masks.

South Korean health and fitness officers have urged all citizens, even healthier kinds like Mr. Son, to use filtered masks, triggering the product or service to vanish from cabinets. With his extended household down to just a handful of masks, Mr. Son’s heart sank when he noticed that the drug store—which had posted a sign expressing it would have new stock at one p.m.—had currently captivated a sizable line….

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