A worker performs a test on condoms at Karex’s factory in Pontian, Malaysia. Photo: ReutersA worker performs a test on condoms at Karex’s factory in Pontian, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
A worker performs a test on condoms at Karex’s factory in Pontian, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: world braces for condom shortage after Malaysia lockdown shuts top producer

  • Karex Bhd, which makes one in every five condoms globally, has not produced a single rubber from its Malaysian plants for more than a week due to the lockdown
  • The firm’s CEO warned that the shortage can run into months
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A worker performs a test on condoms at Karex’s factory in Pontian, Malaysia. Photo: ReutersA worker performs a test on condoms at Karex’s factory in Pontian, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
A worker performs a test on condoms at Karex’s factory in Pontian, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
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