Condom factory employees are being sent back to work after manufacturing facilities were shut down worldwide in an effort to stop the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
Now, with a global condom shortage looming, authorities are being forced to confront a potential rise in pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections – and the factory workers have been deemed essential.
Most of the world’s condoms are produced in Asia. China, where the pandemic started, shut down their facilities first. Malaysia, India, and Thailand are the other major producers and, while prevention measures have been implemented, most remain closed.
Now Chinese factories and a Malaysian company have restarted production to try to stave off the shortage. Malaysia’s Karex Bhd has been allowed to bring back half of its workforce as essential to the public good.
“It will take time to jump-start factories and we will struggle to keep up with demand at half capacity,” Chief Executive Goh Miah Kiat told Reuters.
“We are going to see a global shortage of condoms everywhere, which is going to be scary.
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Editors note. This post written by Bill Browning. Originally posted at LGBTW Nation. Title changed by Pulpit & Pen.
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