A shopper picks up a roll of toilet paper at a store in Burbank, California. Photo: AFP A shopper picks up a roll of toilet paper at a store in Burbank, California. Photo: AFP
A shopper picks up a roll of toilet paper at a store in Burbank, California. Photo: AFP

US coronavirus: panicked shoppers empty store shelves again as cases surge

  • Paper towels and other cleaning supplies fly off the shelves amid a new wave of defensive buying
  • Even the world’s biggest retailer is reporting shortages of household items despite companies expanding production lines

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A shopper picks up a roll of toilet paper at a store in Burbank, California. Photo: AFP A shopper picks up a roll of toilet paper at a store in Burbank, California. Photo: AFP
A shopper picks up a roll of toilet paper at a store in Burbank, California. Photo: AFP
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