The World Could Be Running Out of Condoms Because of Pandemic
If you are going to spend your next few weeks while getting freaky in the sheets with your self-isolation buddy and taking advantage of the many different opportunities to have lunchtime sex than we have got very bad news for you.
COVID-19 has caused tens of thousands of businesses to close his or her doors, and now, the coronavirus is coming after the condom factories.
Actually that’s right, Now no sex (Unless you have access to other birth control measures, that is).
From the past week, the world’s largest condom manufacturer, Karex Bhd in Malaysia – which makes one of every five condoms used across the world and has been forced to close up shop due to the current virus.
Presently, Not a single condom has been produced by the company’s, with Coronavirus spreading at a rapid rate, and Malaysia suffering the worst in Southeast Asia with 2,161 infections and more than 25 deaths so far, the government of Malaysia has similarly to the United Kingdom decided to impose a lockdown.
Now you will be able to find a packet of prophylactics in your supermarket and Local pharmacy. There is a chance this will soon change as there is already a shortfall of 100 million condoms global, which could normally go to private companies as well as the National Health Service.
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To be honest with you guys don’t start crying just yet – there is a solution on the horizon, Karex Bhd has given permission by authorities to once again produce condoms as of this Friday, but at a smaller scale with half of its usual workforce.
The CEO Goh Miah Kiat told Reuters, “It will take time to jumpstart factories and we will struggle to keep up with demand and half capacity.”
“We are going to see a global shortage of condoms everywhere”, which is absolutely going to be scary.
“My concern is that for a lot of humanitarian programmers deep down in Africa, the shortage will not just be two weeks or a month. That shortage can run into months.”
As you may know that the Lockdown will last until 14 April, but may well be extended if the COVID-19 situation escalates in the country.
In case to make matters worse, China is also a major producer of condoms, and also closed its factories while the country dealt with the spread of Coronavirus, India, and even Thailand might be next.
Recently Goh said that “The good thing is that the demand for condoms is still very strong because like it or not, it’s still essential to have. Given that at this point in time people are probably not planning to have children. It’s not the time, with so much uncertainty.”
It absolutely puts a dent in that sexy self-isolation fun folks had planned.