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

Shoppers in long queues and empty shop shelves in Cambridgeshire amid the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Supplied/Facebook

Shoppers in long queues and empty shop shelves in Cambridgeshire amid the coronavirus outbreak. Picture: Supplied/Facebook

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Panic purchases have emptied shop shelves across Cambridgeshire during the wide-spread outbreak of coronavirus.

Empty shelves at Aldi supermarket in Peterborough, Picture: SuppliedEmpty shelves at Aldi supermarket in Peterborough, Picture: Supplied

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.

Queues outside Jack's supermarket in Chatteris on Sunday, March 15. Picture: Mark Hemment/FacebookQueues outside Jack's supermarket in Chatteris on Sunday, March 15. Picture: Mark Hemment/Facebook

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