Huge delivery of loo roll arrives at Downing Street as coronavirus panic-buying grips UK – The Sun

A HUGE delivery of loo roll has been dropped off at Downing street as coronavirus panic-buying grips the nation.

Brits everywhere have been stockpiling toilet paper and supplies from supermarkets.

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Stacks and stacks of toilet paper were spotted being dropped off at Downing Street as the government continues to ramp up measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Entire supermarkets have been stripped bare as people buy huge amounts of supplies over fears of shortages because of the outbreak of the deadly virus.

But the PM and his staff are well stocked up with toilet paper, which has disappeared off shelves across the country.

A box of meals from vegetarian and vegan company All Plants were also dropped off, perhaps for the PM's animal welfare activist fiancée Carrie Symonds.

It comes as:

  • No10 insisted today that draconian lockdown measure that keep people in their homes were NOT on the cards
  • Pubs closures in the capital are on the cards to stop the spread further
  • The UK death toll hit 105 today – with more than 2,600 cases confirmed
  • Schools will shut from tomorrow evening – with exams cancelled

Environment Secretary George Eustice has assured the nation there is no shortage of supplies.

He told MPs earlier today: "We have a significant resilience in our food supply chain."
"There isn't a shortage of food, the challenge we have had is getting food to shelves when people have been purchasing more."

The number of confirmed cases has continued to skyrocket to 2692, with 137 deaths.

People have been queuing before stores open, and emptying stores in a matter of hours.

Some stores such as Sainsbury's have brought in drastic measures limiting shoppers to buying only 2 items per person.

In one shocking video, dozens of customers were filmed fighting with each other for loo roll in a Home Bargains store in Nottingham.

Devastating images of vulnerable, elderly Brits staring at empty shelves have emerged on social media. 

Some supermarkets have brought in special "elderly-hours" to allow older people to do their shopping with less chaos.









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