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‘HYSTERICAL’ RESPONSE: What panic buying says about Australians

‘HYSTERICAL’ RESPONSE: What panic buying says about Australians

While the global coronavirus crisis worsens, children might be immune from the worst of it. But the key takeaway from the week’s news is people are wild about their toilet paper. The virus has claimed thousands of lives around the world but is still yet to be classified as a pandemic, with cases in Australia seemingly concentrated to returning cruise

Toilet paper panic spreads overseas

Toilet paper panic spreads overseas

On Friday, shoppers complained of bare aisles and people hoarding loo roll in grocery stores across the UK, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. Shortages of hand soap, disinfectants, baby wipes, pasta and rice were also spotted in stores. “Sorry, but I’m actually a little relived to see this,” one Australian wrote on Twitter. “I was honestly

Rolling in toilet paper - Australian family over-orders coveted commodity

Rolling in toilet paper - Australian family over-orders coveted commodity

(Reuters) - An Australian family is rolling in a much-coveted commodity after mistakenly ordering 48 boxes instead of 48 rolls of toilet paper online. That works out at 2,304 toilet paper rolls for Haidee Janetzki and her family at a time when panic buying due to the coronavirus outbreak has caused major grocers in Australia to restrict supplies to

Rolling in toilet paper: Australian family over-orders coveted commodity

Rolling in toilet paper: Australian family over-orders coveted commodity

(Reuters) - An Australian family is rolling in a much-coveted commodity after mistakenly ordering 48 boxes instead of 48 rolls of toilet paper online. That works out at 2,304 toilet paper rolls for Haidee Janetzki and her family at a time when panic buying due to the coronavirus outbreak has caused major grocers in Australia to restrict supplies to

Rationing and robbery: Coronavirus outbreak sparks toilet roll panic

Rationing and robbery: Coronavirus outbreak sparks toilet roll panic

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) - In Australia, major grocers have restricted supplies to one pack per person. In Japan, rolls are chained to the wall in public toilets. In Hong Kong, armed robbers carried out a heist as supplies were delivered to a supermarket. Toilet paper has emerged as the unlikely No.1 stockpiling target for people across Asia who are

Panicked shoppers have turned toilet paper into a ‘rare commodity’

Panicked shoppers have turned toilet paper into a ‘rare commodity’

Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton says it's quite logical to stockpile toilet paper as shoppers, concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus, have turned the household staple into a "rare commodity". “We’re facing a situation where actually there is a real shortage of toilet paper, so I don’t blame people now who are trying to get some,”

Aussie Newspaper Prints Extra Pages To Help Amid Coronavirus Toilet Paper Frenzy

Aussie Newspaper Prints Extra Pages To Help Amid Coronavirus Toilet Paper Frenzy

The #ToiletPaperApocalypse has emptied supermarket shelves across the country, despite the fact there is no supply shortage. An Australian newspaper is doing its part to help out as the nation struggles with a toilet paper “crisis” prompted by panic-buying amid the coronavirus outbreak. Darwin-based NT News, known for its tongue-in-cheek headlines

Sad truth behind toilet paper shortage

Sad truth behind toilet paper shortage

Looking at the empty supermarket shelves where toilet paper used to be stocked, you’d think Australia was going through a diarrhoea epidemic. Social media hashtags #toiletpapergate and #toiletpapercrisis are trending alongside images of bare shelves and shots of people who have stocked their trolley with 4ply, 3ply and even the cheap, scratchy stuff

World reacts to toilet paper frenzy

World reacts to toilet paper frenzy

The coronavirus outbreak has left Aussies fighting for a number of everyday household foods and items. Stories published on The Washington Post , The New York Times , Reuters and the BBC all included one particular quote yesterday from chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy questioning the approach being taken by roll-ravenous Australians.

World reacts to toilet paper frenzy

World reacts to toilet paper frenzy

The coronavirus outbreak has left Aussies fighting for a number of everyday household foods and items. Stories published on The Washington Post , The New York Times , Reuters and the BBC all included one particular quote yesterday from chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy questioning the approach being taken by roll-ravenous Australians.