By: Hou Wen-ting and Evelyn Kao
Kaohsiung, Sept. 13 (CNA) A motorcycle and scooter store in Kaohsiung has been found selling medical-grade face masks in violation of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act and could face a fine of up to NT$2 million (US$68,164), the city government said in a statement Sunday.
Only licensed pharmacies are allowed to sell medical-grade masks, while vendors at night markets, hardware stores and online stores are prohibited from selling such products, according to Huang Chih-chung (黃志中), director of the city's Public Health Bureau.
The city government started random checks of night market vendors, grocery stores and hardware stores among others on Friday, Huang said.
As of Sunday noon, of the 667 outlets checked, one motorcycle and scooter store was found of to be selling medical-grade face masks by displaying them in front of the store, according to the statement. [FULL STORY]