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Panic buyers put themselves at risk

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By running to stock up before heading to your ‘safe’ bolthole where you think you can keep the world and the virus at bay, you endangered your own health.


25 Mar 2020
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Panic buyers put themselves at risk

Empty shelves are pictured at a store in Johannesburg, 24 March 2020. Some people have stockpiling amid fears of shortages because of the Covid 19 virus pandemic. A lock down is to be implemented as of midnight Thursday 26 March2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

It will be interesting if, a few weeks from now, the authorities announce they have identified coronavirus infection transmission hot spots… at the supermarkets where hundreds queued yesterday to panic buy. In many cases, these people – ignoring reassurances from grocery chains and the authorities that supply chains will run as normal during the lockdown – stood a lot closer to each other than the recommended distance to reduce the chance of transmission. So, by running to stock up before heading to your “safe” bolthole where you think you can keep the world and the virus at bay, you endangered...

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