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CORONAVIRUS/Production of daily necessities, sanitation items stabilizes

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2021/05/27
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Taipei, May 25 (CNA) Although daily necessities and sanitation items have sold out in some retail outlets due to high demand, production has stabilized, the Department of Consumer Protection under the Executive Yuan said Tuesday.

A market survey conducted from May 18-23 shows that supplies of these necessities has stabilized at both retailers and on e-commerce platforms from the previous week, according to the department.

Those products include toilet paper, rice, instant noodles, frozen food, masks, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer and wet wipes, the department said.

Among them, demand for rubbing alcohol and instant noodles was on occasions too high for both retailers and e-commerce platforms to keep shelves stocked, according to the department.

Supplies of rice were abundant at retailers but tight on e-commerce platforms from May 19-23, it added.

The department said it has worked with manufacturers and logistics operators to speed up the delivery of supplies.

The Central Epidemic Command Center has also said that 1.5 million bottles of rubbing alcohol will be produced this week.


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