There is a shortfall of condoms worldwide amids covid-19 after a top producer is shutdown. The spread of covid-19 has made companies to suspend all activities to curb the situation hence affecting everyone globally.
Malaysia’s company, Karax BHD makes one in every five condoms worldwide. It has not produce a single condom from its three, Malaysian factory for more than a week due to the lockdown imposed by government on all activities. There is already a shortfall of about 100million condoms normally marketed globally by brands such us Durex which is supplied to state healthcare systems such as Britain’s NHS of distributed by aid programs such as the United Nations population fund.
“It will take time to jumpstart factories and we will struggle to keep up with the demand at half capacity” the company’s CEO said
He continued to reveal that there’s going to be global shortage which is very scary.
“Wecare going to see global shortage of condoms everywhere, which is going to be scary. My concern is that for a lot of humanitarian programs deep down in Africa, the shortage will not just be two weeks or a month. That shortage can run into months” he said
Malaysia is southeast Asia’s worst affected country with 2,161 cases of coronavirus with 26 people losing their lives. There is currently lockdown which is supposed to end on the 24th of April
Malaysia announced a $57 billion stimulus package to revamp Malaysia’s industry and to support those affected by the pandemic.