According to new sources, there might be a possible global shortage in condoms due to the coronavirus pandemic. As of right now, the world’s largest manufacturer of the product Malaysia’s Karex Bhd (3 locations) are currently closed during the lockdown
“This means there’s a shortage of 100 million condoms usually sold to companies like Durex, along with distribution to healthcare operatives like Britain’s NHS (National Health Service) or the UN’s Population Fund. Underserved communities who rely on free samples will find difficulties in securing family planning tools like condoms at this time.”
The chief executive, Goh Miah Kiat says during an interview with Reuters, “It will take time to jumpstart factories and we will struggle to keep up with demand at half capacity.”
“We are going to see a global shortage of condoms everywhere, which is going to be scary,” he said. “My concern is that for a lot of humanitarian programmes … in Africa, the shortage will not just be two weeks or a month. That shortage can run into months.”
Welp, looks like folks might want to find another way to be active.