Toilet paper panic leaves shelves bare… again

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Coles Woden… bare of toilet paper. Photo: Carol Ewen

PANIC buying has crossed the Victorian border into Canberra, where shelves are, yet again, bare of toilet paper. 

The panic is a response to Victoria’s surge in coronavirus cases, which reported 75 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

When responding to the new wave of toilet paper panic on Friday (June 26) Prime Minister Scott Morrison bluntly said: “Stop it, it’s ridiculous.”

But that hasn’t stopped shoppers at the Coles and Woolworths in Woden, who left the shelves almost empty today (June 29).

Woden Woolworths. Photo: Carol Ewen

Late last week, Coles and Woolworths announced plans to reintroduce national buying limits in store. At Woolworths, shoppers can buy two packs of toilet paper, while Coles has a one pack limit.

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