A BRITISH woman on coronavirus lockdown in Barcelona has shared snaps of her local supermarket to prove people don’t need to panic buy.
When lockdown was announced on Friday Victoria Mullen said the supermarket shelves were bare.
Five days into the lock down the supermarkets are stabilisingCredit: BPM Media
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People were struggling to get hold of essential items like pasta and toilet rolls but now they are realising there is no need to stockpile.
“Seeing so much negativity and fear I wanted to try to share something to help the worry of going on lockdown,” Victoria told Birmingham Live.
“We are on lockdown in Barcelona … however, we are allowed out to the supermarket and to the pharmacy and, contrary to belief, you’re not holed up for the whole time, you can go out for essentials as long as you are straight back home.”
“You’re allowed out to walk your dogs etc, just no social gathering at all. What you’re seeing on social media is causing fear and panic and making you bulk buy which is affecting the vulnerable and the supermarkets cannot keep up with the demand.
“I took some photos today in the supermarket in a country that is on lockdown to show you what it looks like, you will not be without food.
“Just to confirm on Friday when lockdown was announced our shelves were bare and we had no pasta or toilet roll just like you’re seeing.”
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Victoria, who is from Middlesbrough, added: “This is five days in and we are stabilising as people have realised there is no need to bulk buy. Hoping this helps and you see the same.
“Please try not to worry and try to give the shops a chance to catch up with the demand and give others a chance to get what they need.
“Keep calm, carry on and be safe.”
Spanish Army’s Military Emergency Unit disinfects a hall at the El Prat airport in BarcelonaCredit: EPA