Wait for it… Log in to our website to save your bookmarks. Industry experts cite the phenomenon of binge fear buying, as people rush to medical stores to get their hands on either N95 or a simple surgical face mask to protect themselves Just a few days back, the ban on the export of some personal protection equipment was set aside, except for N95 masks. It has progressively spread across many countries from its epicentre in Wuhan. Your session has expired, please login again. You are now subscribed to our newsletters. Till Saturday, it had claimed over 1, lives in China alone and infected more than 66, people. Similarly, Edelweiss Securities' Economist Madhavi Arora said: "Amid still-evolving cases of coronavirus, the demand for safety masks is going to increase.