'Restored my faith in humanity:' Toilet rolls stacked high at Sheffield supermarket amid coronavirus fears

Toilet roll panic buying? Not at this Sheffield supermarket!

Friday, 13th March 2020, 11:12 am
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 1:41 pm

Hundreds of thousands of rolls have been snapped up across Britain in recent weeks, with people stockpiling amid fears of coronavirus.

Shelves have also been emptied of hand sanitiser and soap, pain relief products and food essentials such as pasta and baked beans with people seemingly preparing to self isolate as fears over COVID-19 mount across the country.

Photos showing barren shelves have been shared far and wide.

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Toilet rolls stacked high at Hillsborough. (Photo: Gav Smith).

But at Morrisons in Hillsborough, stocks of loo roll are plentiful if this picture is anything to go by.

Twitter user Gav Smith shared the picture of shelves teeming with tissue and added: “People of Sheffield have restored my faith in humanity.”

But there are fears the pile might not last.

One user replied: “Give it an hour...”

There have been 590 confirmed cases of the killer bug in Britain, with ten deaths reported so far.

The latest government advice is that anyone with a new, persistent cough or fever should stay at home and self isolate for seven days.

The NHS has said that people no longer need to contact 111 to report symptoms but should instead use the NHS website symptom checker and should only call 111 if they feel unable to cope with the symptoms at home or that they do not improve after seven days.

There have been nearly 120,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide with nearly 5,000 deaths.