FAS noted the decline in stocks at wholesalers and a shortage of masks manufacturers

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the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of the Russian Federation notes the facts of declining stocks of medical masks from wholesale organizations. About it reports RIA Novosti news Agency.

“the Antitrust authorities found evidence of decline in stocks at wholesalers and deficit masks the producers associated with a sharply increased demand for products,” – said the organization.

Previously, the FAS has threatened possible sanctions for overstating the value of medical devices. The organization’s experts noted this trend in almost all regions of Russia. The largest jump occurred in Adygea – the price has risen 15 times.

the growth in retail prices in pharmacies analysts explain it by the increase in purchase prices. About the rising prices have even drafted a bill limiting these races.

According to the situation spoke, Russian President Vladimir Putin. The head of state proposed to revoke the licenses of unscrupulous sellers.

In General, the excitement rose sharply against a background of China’s epidemic of coronavirus. In particular, Muscovites began to purchase the mask after the information appeared about the first two infected in Russia. Outbreak is new form of pneumonia registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province in December. Currently, 2019 coronavirus-nCoV has infected more than 31 thousand people, more than 630 died.

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