Not only has the Corona outbreak brought the global economy to a screeching halt but it also has skyrocketed the prices of basic perishable goods. Medicines such as paracetamol and Calmpol that are largely manufactured in China are in huge demand as the country has stopped the exports of any kind of goods. This has made several pharmacies to sell them at an insanely high price.
Meanwhile, the WHO has advised people to consume drugs such as paracetamol and ibuprofen only in minimal dosages and limit taking them for the prescribed time period as these can mask the symptoms of Corona Virus which can end up being fatal. Also, people with other kidney and liver diseases are recommended not to consume medications without prescription.
Really disappointed that a local @JhootsPharmacy in my ward is charging extortionate prices for paracetamol and calpol.
Just last week it was charging £1.39 for 32 paracetamol and today it is £9.99.
— Cllr Majid Mahmood (@CllrMajid) March 18, 2020