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武漢肺炎疫情下,口罩需求大增,人人四出「撲口罩」的同時,有商人以天價出售日本口罩,蔬菜等食物價格亦曾上升近十倍。亞洲不少國家均對口罩作價格限制防止炒賣,並禁止輸出以保障當地的口罩供應。消委會曾於2003年沙士出手介入口罩抬價潮,但今次武漢肺炎疫情就未肯出手。有大律師就指,政府可先將被抬價的必需品加入儲備商品列表,以保障必需品不致短缺。食衞局局長亦可依法例頒佈暫停口罩出口,以穩定供應。

律政司獲4.5億推銷「法治」

林鄭月娥政府忽然「尊重法治」,預算案宣佈投放4.5億推行「願景2030—聚焦法治」計劃,稱是基於尊重法治與司法獨立,「加深香港社會對法治概念的認識及實踐」。律政司發言人稱,計劃為期10年,旨在推廣對法治的正確理解和認識。法政匯思召集人李安然則說,政府過去做法令公眾對法治失去信心,最佳的推廣方法是有行事公正的政府。

Hong Kong arrests pro-democracy media tycoon and opposition lawmakers

Hong Kong police on Friday made a series of arrests targeting high-profile figures in the city’s pro-democracy movement. It was a move that surprised many in a city still reeling from months of often-violent anti-government protests and now facing the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 93 people and killed two in Hong Kong. Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s handling of both crises has dragged her popularity down to a new low — under 10%, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Public Opinion Program at the University of Hong Kong.