Karex Bhd, located in Malaysia, is the biggest producer of condoms worldwide. It provides products for Durex and makes 1 in 5 of all condoms produced worldwide. All three factories were shut down entirely for a week due to coronavirus restrictions, causing a 100 million condom deficit. The factories are now up and running, but only at 50%. The shortage shouldn’t affect usual businesses for more than a few weeks, but humanitarian organizations are concerned that it will take months to get supplies back into third world countries and places with poor infrastructure.
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