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COVID-19: B.C. health minister responds to reports of people stealing masks from hospitals

As reports continue of people stockpiling food, toilet paper and hand sanitizer due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there are now concerns about unscrupulous people trying to steal supplies from hospitals.

Sources tell Global News that at at least two hospitals — St. Paul’s and B.C. Children’s hospital — workers have had to step in and stop people from trying to steal boxes of masks.

“There have been some examples of that. I don’t believe it’s widespread,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix, Thursday.

“Obviously it’s something we condemn and would take action against.”

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