OREANDA-NEWSChinese authorities fined a pharmacy in Tianjin $ 432 thousand (about 26.9 million rubles) for raising the price of masks during the peak incidence of coronavirus. This was reported on the website of the government.

According to the report, the pharmacy overestimated the price of masks 10 times. A fine was issued to her by the municipal market surveillance committee. The Chinese government also announced the detention of five people who sold fake masks in Yiwu. Earlier, on January 27, in Jiangsu, authorities imposed fines on five pharmacies, which illegally raised the price of masks and medicines.

The coronavirus epidemic in China began in December 2019. According to the latest data from the Chinese authorities, 132 people became victims of a new type of virus, more than 6 thousand were infected. According to WHO, 4,593 people are infected (4,537 of them in China). Several Chinese cities were closed due to the outbreak. Cases of infection were recorded outside of China: in the UAE, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, France and other countries.