Firms prepare to produce masks & sanitizers
Amidst the escalating instances of Coronavirus being reported in the country, firms are gearing up to meet sanitizers and masks demand. This comes at a time when sanitizers and masks have started to disappear from shelves and pharmacists in larger cities selling the coveted items at 2-3 times their original price to unnerved buyers. Numerous e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket and Grofers are running out of stocks of frontline sanitizer brands at several locations chemist shops in several cities said they are not getting any fresh supplies of sanitizers from Tuesday.
A spokesperson from Hindustan Unilever, makers of Lifebuoy hand sanitisers and hand wash, “We have redoubled our efforts to ensure consumers have access to products that keep them safe.” Similarly, retail chains like Reliance Smart, Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar and Spencer’s Retail have stated that they have sanitiser stocks and are moving inventory to Delhi-NCR, Kerala, Jaipur and Hyderabad, where demand has jumped manifold times in the last few days.