CONCERN over coronavirus have led to some shortages of toilet rolls and some food staples like pasta and tinned goods in Redditch and surrounding areas.
It follows last week’s surge in demand for hand sanitisers which are currently being limited to two per person in many shops.
A trip through the Kingfisher Shopping Centre by our reporter, Caprice Harrison, found some empty shelves for toilet paper while other stores had plenty in stock.
Nationwide as we went to press there were 590 cases of coronavirus reported and ten deaths.
So far there have been no incidents in Worcestershire with reports of a case at the Job Centre in Worcester being categorically denied by Worcestershire County Council.
However earlier this week four cases of infection were confirmed in Warwickshire.
Shade Agboola, director of public health for Warwickshire County Council, said: “I’d like to reassure people that the risk to the general public remains low.
“Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.”
For more on how people can protect themselves visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.