New Delhi: A few days after Australia’s supermarkets complained of a severe shortage of toilet papers and rationed per head purchase count, a video of people punching each other to grab toilet paper went viral. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: 2 Fresh Cases Reported From Ladakh, Total Number Reaches 34
According to reports, the fight among the three women took place ar a Woolworths supermarket in Chullora, 15 km west of Sydney’s business district. Eyewitnesses said one mother-daughter duo were stockpiling toilet paper rolls while a third woman tried to take one packet from their trolley. Also Read - Drinking or Spraying Alcohol Will Not Protect You From Coronavirus: WHO
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Apart from punching each other, the women can be seen abusing each other. About 70 confirmed cases have been reported from Australia.
In the wake of panic buying of masks and toilet papers amid coronavirus scare, Australia’s biggest supermarket on Wednesday announced a limit on toilet paper purchases. Woolworths said the restriction of four packs of toilet paper per person would apply “to ensure more customers have access to the products”.
“It will help shore up stock levels as suppliers ramp up local production and deliveries in response to higher-than-usual demand,” the company said in a statement.
Despite government assurances, there has been a run on some items at Australian supermarkets in recent days, with images on social media purportedly showing shelves stripped of goods such as toilet paper, pasta and canned food, the AFP reported.