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Photos of empty shelves, long lines at grocery stores around the world reveal real panic as the spread of coronavirus intensifies

Mary Hanbury   

Photos of empty shelves, long lines at grocery stores around the world reveal real panic as the spread of coronavirus intensifies
LifeScience1 min read
Costco coronavirus

Reuters/Duane Tanouye

The line outside Costco store in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday.

  • Consumers around the world are flocking to grocery stores to stock up long-lasting food items and basics as panic over coronavirus grows.
  • Local authorities and government leaders have told consumers not to panic but many are preparing for the worst.
  • These photos show empty shelves and long lines at various grocery stores in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australasia.
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Shoppers around the world are heading to grocery stores to stock up on food and basics as fear over the spread of coronavirus grows.

While local authorities and government leaders in various parts of the world have urged consumers not to panic and have advised that there is no need to stock up, many are still preparing for the worst.

These photos depict some of the scenes at stores across countries impacted by the virus:

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