Malaysia’s Karex Berhad, one of the world’s largest producers of condoms, has paused productions following the movement control order announced by the government.
This has resulted in a decrease in production of approximately 100 million condoms, usually marketed internationally by brands such as Durex or distributed by aid programmes such as the UN Population Fund.
Although the company has restarted productions on Friday with the permission from the government, the company is still operating with only 50% of its original workforce.
“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 deep down in Africa, the shortage will not just be two weeks or a month. That shortage can run into months.” Chief Executive Goh Miah Kiat said.