Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting Vape Industry
Burbank, California-based online vape retailer ProVape says the vape industry is bound to feel the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak sooner than expected. With the continuing crisis, the Chinese government is torn between restarting the economy and containing the virus from spreading by announcing massive quarantine of millions of people. There seems to be no rush in putting the economy back on track. Many Chinese companies have opted not to resume normal operations despite the encouragement of local authorities.To get more news about Pod Kits, you can visit univapo official website.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the Coronavirus outbreak has originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Since the outbreak, over 2,442 have died as of this writing, while more than 78,000 people have fallen ill with the virus in China. There have been confirmed Coronavirus death-related cases outside China. Iran confirmed eight deaths, South Korea reported six deaths, and the Italian government confirmed the death of three people.
In Shenzhen, the vaping capital of the world, businesses have been allowed to resume operation if they have put stringent measures to prevent further spread of the devastating virus. Local officials have approved plans that would protect its citizens when they return to work.
Companies have been ordered to give out at least two masks a day to employees, as well as to conduct temperature checks. However, there is still a wide gap between reality and the regulations, which prevents many employees from going to work. "We started today, but the boss only gave us one mask when we all know he is supposed to give out two," said a 52-year old woman employee at one of the Shenzhen factories.
Chinese manufacturers are not rushing to resume regular operations, and there are few or almost no domestic alternatives. About 1,000 factories in China produce 90 percent of the world's e-cigarettes and vaping devices. If these factories remain closed and cannot resume regular operations, there could be a significant delay in the shipment of vaping supplies, if not a total outage.
In the U.S., the first wave to hit the vape industry was the Trump administration's trade war with China and a partial ban on flavored vape products [e-juices]. The above-mentioned have already caused the removal of many vape products from local and online stores.