SINGAPORE RUNNING OUT OF TAMPONS
Singapore is experiencing a shortage of tampons since January.
The Tampax brand is running low in stocks in supermarkets and pharmacies in Singapore due to shipment delays from the United States where port workers went on strike. The labour dispute by the US West Coast port authority caused disruption in international shipments.
NTUC Fairprice, Giant and Guardian said the tampons are expected to be in stores earliest by end-April.
The West Coast seaports handles about US$1 trillion worth of cargo annually. The nine-month long labour dispute ended in February and shipment backlogs are being cleared.