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× WATCH: Fights break out in streets of Japanese city amid face mask shortage

Some citizens in Japan have been caught on video getting violent while waiting to buy face masks, presumably due to the product's scarcity in their area.

COVID-19, which first appeared in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 77,000 people around the globe. In Japan, there have been 739 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of Feb. 22.

As a result, the demand for masks in the country has…