As the Coronavirus outbreak continues around the world people are stocking up on a number of items - everything from toilet paper to condoms.

People all over the world are currently doing whatever they can to prevent themselves from getting Coronavirus, from wearing face masks everywhere they go to using hand sanitizer more times a day than they can count.

But methods of prevention seem to be getting more and more extreme and depending on your point of view, some may even say ridiculous.

The latest strategy allegedly sees people panic-buying packets of condoms to put them on their fingers to protect against the virus when pushing elevator buttons in buildings.

Photos have been doing the rounds on social media showing empty Durex condom shelves in stores in Australia and Singapore.