Yesterday, we officially have a positive case of coronavirus in Indonesia. After almost a month Indonesia becomes the only country who still not affected by this virus even though most of the countries around us already have patience who diagnoses with coronavirus. There are two patients – a mother and her daughter. They got this virus after they interact with a tourist from Japan.
After this news broke, suddenly the demand for masks and hand sanitizer rise tremendously. Both of them become rare items in the markets and difficult to find in the store. These two become something that easily out of stock if you buy from the drugstore or mini market.
You still can find both of them in the online stores, but you need to be ready to pay the price at least ten times higher than the original price. I checked on several marketplaces, people sell a pack of the mask (50 pcs per pack), become 500.000 – 700.000 IDR while the normal price was only 25.000 IDR.
This unreasonable price really upsetting because it means those sellers take advantage of this situation. Those sellers claimed that the outrageous price is because they also bought it at a higher price from the supplier due to the high demand. While in fact, if you buy those from the drugstore, they sell at a normal price but those people bought in bulk amount to sell it again ten even twenty times higher.
I really hope that there are no more positive cases in my country and those two patients cured. So people will stop support those kinds of selling by buying from them.
Do you wear mask when going outside?
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Sorry for this virus causing havoc…
It is a shame that some have to take advantage of others in situations such as this.
I understand that the mask protects the other people and not you. With this being new, who really knows?
Wearing masks becomes necessary when the concerned person has the disease.
Even in our country, the first case was discovered. We have a very similar situation to you. There was real panic.
We’re told mask is not needed too. Only wear when you’re unwell.
Washing of hands and hand sanitizers are the important ones as it’s more of a contact/fluid contact virus!
Phillip gave you good advice in my opinion.
Hi Masks dont work. As you breath in your suck the microcosmic things through the gauze. They are designed to stop liquids. By walking past an infected person you have a 5-7% chance of being infected, CLEAN SURFACES IS THE KEY. If you still need to wear one put some alcohol on the mouth area
The situation here is similar, masks cost 10 to even 20 times higher than their original price. Masks used by workers who protect themselves from dust and other small particles are gone too. On the other hand, masks can be a double-edged sword for healthy people if not used properly.
Here in Spain, doctors say no mask is needed.
He is not here yet but I know I will not wear a mask even if it comes … I am not afraid of the virus corona