I'm a local Canberrian, and what I had experienced today, was something that was unprecedented. It was a feeling of distress in the air, anxiousness and above all seeing madness in peoples eyes and behavior this morning, while I was waiting for the doors to open at Civic's Aldi store. People started running ahead of me and the elderly, only thinking of themselves and to where they needed to get to. Like many of us around Australia, there is a shortage of toilet paper, due to the Coronavirus. 'It's un-Australian, and it must stop': Scott Morrison tells Australians to cease panic buying. I totally agree with his statement.
The photo below is me waiting in front, before the doors opened at Aldi this morning. At 9am I was there, not many people were around perhaps 6-12, by 9.30am the entire corridor outside was full of young, seniors, tradesmen and workmen all waiting to get in. It was like a scene from Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’! - video below.
Another photo of panic buying and what is looking like the normal world of Australian's at shopping centers now in March 2020. Read the article below on the latest panic buying and what the Prime Minister had to say about it.