After a social media post goes viral for suggesting people wear condoms over fingers to avoid Coronavirus, Australians are rushing to supermarkets for buying them. A woman in Twitter posted a picture of Durex condoms rack, which was almost empty. And when asked why many have commented about the suggestion post of wearing condoms to avoid being infected.
We people act stupid sometimes! Whenever there’s an epidemic, it usual people gather necessities to sustain throughout the hard period. And these goods include packed food, gold or medicines, but, condoms?
Citizens of Australia are rushing to supermarkets for buying condoms lately. Aside from being unusual, this was happening after a post on Facebook suggested everyone do so! The post recommend everyone to wear condoms over fingers as a cover, so as to avoid touching infected objects in public! Is this really a way to avoid?
There are gloves, face masks, disinfectants etc, but condoms? Thanh Thai from Sydney posted a picture of Durex condoms racks in a supermarket, that’s almost empty. She did it asking a question along as
“Can anybody please tell me what happened?” Many have responded to her post saying about the social media post to be the cause.
This panic-buying isn’t just for condoms, but for most other goods. Ian Mackay, an infections disease specialist and others have suggested people sum up essentials for at least two week period during the Coronavirus breakout. While Australia isn’t affected that as China, experts suggest people be ahead of the curve, and take precautions.
All these reasons sum up triggering panic among citizens and emptying the shelves of supermarkets like Coles, Woolworths etc. People are buying dried foods, groceries, medicines and even toilet rolls! This led to many supermarkets to restrict the quantities of some goods.