New Delhi: Singapore is in a state of panic as the health ministry there issued an oranger alert for coronavirus that killed near 1500 in China. An orange alert is severe and a reason to worry as it is only a step away from the red alert. An orange alert means the disease is severe and spreading easily from person to person but has not spread widely and is being contained. Also Read - Sickening to The Core! Women Should Carry Condoms & Cooperate With Rapists, Says Director
In view of this, Singaporeans have run amok and stocked up on all essential items, including masks etc., before they quarantined themselves in their houses. So, things were just flying off shelves. But according to reports, the sales of condoms has also gone up because according to social media, people are now using condoms in Singapore before they touch any public surface, especially inside lifts — to press buttons as those buttons are high-risk areas and are not possibly hygienic. Also Read - Surprised! Cabbies in Delhi Carry Condoms in First-Aid Box
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Durex, too, grabbed the opportunity to indulge in some promotion.
According to Singapore’s health ministry, as on February 13, there have been 58 confirmed cases, 15 have been discharged, 711 cases tested negative and 82 results are awaited.
Singapore being the hub of international flights is quite vulnerable to coronavirus. In fact, there’s a flight taking off and arriving every 80 seconds in Changi airport.