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.
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.