With coronavirus worries growing, some people have started to stockpile essentials products. Some new parents have been left shocked to find baby formula supplies already running low. Parents in Australia have taken to Twitter to share their concerns as there appears to be a shortage.
The caption read: “This is at Woolies today. Coronavirus pandemic announcement has led to buying-frenzy in our local supermarkets already and this is only the beginning.
“I won’t be surprised if Australia runs out of essentials.”
Some people have also started stockpiling supplies in the UK.
One UK mum wrote on Twitter: “The only thing I’ve bought more than usual of is baby formula. And I’ve only done that because I’ve heard of people buying shops’ entire stock and as that’s the only thing Ethan can eat, I figured we should probably have some in the house. The rest of us can figure something out.”
Another said: “I can’t be the only one that thinks supermarkets should limit how many boxes of baby food one person can take. Some arrogant people are clearing the shelves and others can’t get any!”
Earlier this week, concerned shoppers revealed they were struggling to find toilet paper in store.
Hand sanitiser gels and handwash have also been in high demand making it difficult to get in some stores.
One wrote on Twitter: “@AsdaServiceTeam @sainsburys @LidlGB @AldiUK @IcelandFoods @Morrisons are you going to implement customer limits on toilet roll, baby food, essentials per customer?”
“People are panic buying in the UK. Handwash and Gel and toilet paper, are sold out in many stores,” another added.
A third commented: “Why is the first thing you stock up is toilet paper when there is a Coronavirus problem? Supermarket shelves are empty.”