More than 83 million surgical masks, 7 per cent of those purchased by the Hong Kong government last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, were either defective or came from dubious sources, it was revealed on Wednesday.In a written reply to lawmakers, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui Ching-yu detailed problems with the city’s procurement of 1.12 billion masks, including the purchase of about 45 million that did not meet safety standards.The poor quality masks…

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