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Amazon Blocks Sale of N95 Masks to Public

Amazon Blocks Sale of N95 Masks to Public The company established a new section of its website where U.S.-accredited hospitals or state or federal agencies can apply for supplies. N95 masks, surgical masks, facial shields, surgical gowns, surgical gloves and large-volume sanitizers are among the restricted items. The decision comes as hospitals and government organizations have struggled to procure medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for the tech giant added that the general public’s access to COVID-19 diagnostic kits will also be restricted. Amazon also noted that it will not make a profit from the orders.