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An employee refills the shelves with boxes of tissues at a drugstore in Tokyo on Saturday afternoon. The tissues quickly sell out each morning as customers line up for the store to open. The sign says one per person.

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He does not appear to be wearing any type of gloves.

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Tissues and toilet paper abundant in Kanagawa. No alcohol though, and need that for cleansing skin for insulin shots.

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Trying to be a good sport, I walked around this afternoon to almost 10 stores to try to find masks and they are SOLD OUT! How the heck can you get them???

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No shortage of toilet or tissue paper around these parts (Hyogo) but I have not seen masks on sale for a long time.

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I walked around this afternoon to almost 10 stores to try to find masks and they are SOLD OUT! How the heck can you get them???

The early bird gets the worm. Try waiting in line with the obachans and ojiisans in the morning when the stores open. My local Shimachu said a couple weeks ago that their next delivery of masks wouldn't be for 3 weeks and would arrive on a Saturday. Mark your calendars!

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They've started selling them again at the home centre at my place. I've already got some at home and when I looked at the price, 700 yen for a pack 5 or 7, I walked away. I ordered some washable face/head covers on amazon instead.

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No shortage of toilet or tissue paper around these parts (Hyogo) but I have not seen masks on sale for a long time.

Same here. Went to the supermarket at night when only a few people were there, and there were plenty of tissues. For the masks they line up at the drug stores early in the morning, or order them online.

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He does not appear to be wearing any type of gloves.

That may work in the customer's favour. The virus lasts longest on rubber gloves and hard plastic. I cringe every time someone in gloves touches packages and items I purchase (and sanitize them all). Those gloves have touched multiple things for hours. I also watched a clerk who was wearing gloves and restocking items remove a dirty tissue from her pocket, wipe her dripping nose, and put it back in her pocket. If she was one of the asymptomatic spreaders she contaminated everything she touched.

People who wear gloves rarely wash them. I regularly wash mine as if they are hands--got into that habit to save my hands which were becoming raw and painful from constant washing.

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