Long queues and empty shop shelves – the impact across Cambridgeshire amid coronavirus outbreak
PUBLISHED: 14:06 16 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:07 16 March 2020
Panic purchases have emptied shop shelves across Cambridgeshire during the wide-spread outbreak of coronavirus.
Pictures have emerged from Jack’s supermarket in Chatteris over the weekend of long queues stretching outside the store before opening times.
Resident Mark Hemment snapped dozens of people standing with trolleys outside the budget superstore on Sunday, March 15.
He said there are “usually only two to three people waiting” on a normal weekend, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic shoppers are heading out early.
One Aldi store in Cambridgeshire was cleared out of all multi-packs of toilet rolls as people began stocking up on supplies over isolation fears.
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