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Panic buying leading to shortages at some outlets


Worries about the relentless spreading of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) is leading to panic stocking of goods.

Drinking water, rice, canned food, semi-instant noodles, granulated sugar and toilet paper are found to be in short supply in various department stores, supermarkets and retail stores, as people hoard supplies.
According to Thansettakij newspaper, a salesman at a modern trade shop in Bangkok's Lat Phrao district admitted that several products were sold out and stocks needed to be replenished.

Published : March 15, 2020

By : The Nation