People are panic buying toilet paper across Canada
As concerns around the coronavirus continue to grow, people across the country are stocking up on supplies out of fear of the virus spreading. By now, you've probably heard reports of hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies selling out of stores.
Now, people across the country are stocking up on a new essential: toilet paper.
According to Twitter user @NadineAlice, people in Toronto are buying 10 to 15 packs of toilet paper at a time.
@blogTO people are panic buying toilet paper all over the city. Many stores have very depleted supplies while people are buying multiple packs. pic.twitter.com/XbLZAxRatv— NadineAlice (@NadineAlice) March 4, 2020
Yet it's not exclusive to Ontario. Residents in Western Canada also say toilet paper is selling off shelves.
In Calgary, someone reported that several Costcos in the city are completely sold out of toilet paper.
I wish I was kidding, but the hoarding in Calgary has begun. A few Costco’s in the city completely SOLD OUT of toilet paper. 🧻 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/cf2cEJsIgD— Mookie Wilson (@Mookalicious) March 4, 2020
One mother had a similar experience and claims that she's in need of more toilet paper because her family is down to four rolls.
Costco Canada sold out of toilet paper, paper towels and tissue— Kids_kubed 🇨🇦 (@Kids_kubed) March 3, 2020
The calm, level headed neighbour of the US has lost its mind
Why aren’t we stock piling maple syrup, bacon and hockey pucks like true Canadians?!
FYI my family really needs toilet paper-we are down to 4 rolls
On Wednesday, B.C. announced its 13th coronavirus patient, according to CTV News.
Hours later, someone in Vancouver claimed that toilet paper was sold out in stores due to another presumptive coronavirus case at a local university.
Case of coronavirus in one of the universities here. Its closed for few days now.— Dr. N (@_morphiine_) March 5, 2020
People have started stocking up items. Bread, toilet paper, hand sanitizers, masks, sanitizing wipes getting sold out in stores. #vancouver #Surrey #coronavirus #britishcolumbia #canada
It's no surprise that toilet paper is selling out following last week's announcement from federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu. Hajdu advised Canadians to stock up on supplies.
"It's good to be prepared because things can change quickly," she said.
No matter where you are in Canada, if you're heading to the store in the upcoming days, it may be a good idea to grab a few extra rolls.
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