Shanghai residents queue in pharmacies to buy masks amid the spreading of a coronavirus in China

Dozens of people in Shanghai lined up in a pharmacy to buy masks amid the coronavirus scare in China.

The video, filmed on January 21, shows residents queuing in a line to buy masks in a pharmacy and some of them can be seen holding several boxes of masks in their hands.

Due to the spread of the SARS-like virus which has killed six people already, residents grabbed masks sold in pharmacies to protect themselves.