Half-empty shelves at a supermarket in London. Photo: EPA-EFE Half-empty shelves at a supermarket in London. Photo: EPA-EFE
Half-empty shelves at a supermarket in London. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: food shortages triggered by ‘pingdemic’ leave Britain’s supermarket shelves empty

  • Supermarkets are struggling to stock shelves as thousands of workers went into isolation after being pinged by a contact-tracing app
  • The business secretary said he is very concerned about the situation, while Iceland closed a number of stores due to staff shortages

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Half-empty shelves at a supermarket in London. Photo: EPA-EFE Half-empty shelves at a supermarket in London. Photo: EPA-EFE
Half-empty shelves at a supermarket in London. Photo: EPA-EFE
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