The Free Market announced a measure to avoid the abusive prices of items linked to the prevention of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The company began to alert sellers on the platform that products like wearing masks e alcohol in gel will have the values ​​closely monitored.

The company has released statements stating that if it sees a disproportionate price increase for these products, the ad could be canceled, preventing potential sales.

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Likewise, Mercado Livre states that it is not allowed to include in the ads any references to coronavirus or Covid-19 to prevent the spread of misinformation and methods not approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The control of coronavirus protection products is a worldwide trend. Over the weekend, the world heard about the story of a boy in the United States who was prevented from selling 18 thousand bottles of gel alcohol after suffering sanctions from Amazon and eBay.