Amid lockdown with nothing much to do, sale of condoms have shot up around the world including in India.
With countries facing lockdown, condom sales have gone up.
According to reports, condom sales have been increasing in America. China too reported increase in condom sales when it went through a lockdown. Shortages of condom have been reported in Singapore and Hong Kong. Australia too reported high sale figures of condom.
Now India is also going through a lockdown and sale of condoms have shot up, claim media reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared a 21-day-long complete lock-down for the entire country till April 14 to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The lock-down will come into effect from 12am tonight. In his second address on the unprecedented menace, the Prime Minister said that all people should obey the government’s instruction for their own safety. Otherwise, the country will move backwards by 21 years, he warned. Citing the crises currently faced by Italy and the USA due to the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus Modi said, “I appeal to all our citizens with folded hands not to come out from their homes as the situation is very very alarming. We will fight against the pandemic and win against it. But for that your co-operation is necessary. We must break the virus chain”.
In a serious tone, the PM said that all people except those who are employed in emergency services like health-care, media, police, fire etc., should stay indoors till April 14,2020 to help contain the outbreak of the dreaded virus. “Everybody should act responsibly. The future of the country depends on you. You may treat the lock-down as a curfew,” he added.
In a serious tone, the PM said that all people except those who are employed in emergency services like health-care, media, police, fire etc., should stay indoors till April 14,2020 to help contain the outbreak of the dreaded virus. “Everybody should act responsibly. The future of the country depends on you. You may treat the lock-down as a curfew”, he added.
The Prime Minister also said that the country may face economic crisis due to the 21-day-long lock-down, which is considered as longest lock-down till date. But the government has no other option except it, he hinted. The Prime Minister also announced Rs.15 thousand crore for developing the country’s healthcare facilities and medical infrastructure. During the address, he also thanked the emergency providers like medical professionals, police, journalists and others who have been relentlessly trying to tackle the menace. In his first addressed to the nation, PM Modi appealed all to observe a Janata Curfew on March 22 between 7 am to 9pm to control the virus infection. Meanwhile, 30 states in the country including Assam declared a complete lock-down till March 31, 2020, in a bid to contain the contamination of the dreaded virus.