Mar 14, 2020
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Shoppers stocking up for coronavirus find empty shelves across US


The fast-spreading coronavirus had panicked shoppers on Saturday braving long lines and crowded parking lots to stock up on groceries and other items but what they found was disappointment and empty shelves.The rationale seemed to be better to stock up now before box stores and supermarkets experience future shortages or government health officials implement travel restrictions to contain the virus, limiting the ability to get around.Fox News reporters were out Saturday visiting stores and groceries in New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Florida to see what was happening and snapped photos of what they found.WHY IS TOILET PAPER VANISHING FROM SUPERMARKETS?
Grocery story in Wyckoff, N.J.
By morning at a grocery store in Wyckoff, N.J., shoppers had emptied shelves of cheeses, milk, yogurt, eggs and frozen vegetables.There was also no chicken until a butcher came out with a cart and opened a box of chicken breasts.That set off a frenzy of shoppers pushing each other and grabbing what they could.HOUSTON MAYOR ON CORONAVIRUS PANIC-BUYING OF WATER BOTTLES, TOILET PAPER: ‘WORLD IS NOT COMING TO AN END’
Mariano’s supermarket in Chicago
Barren shelves were also the scene at a Mariano’s grocery store in Chicago.
Mariano’s supermarket in Chicago.
At a Costco in Yonkers, just outside New York City, shoppers lined up and patiently waited for their turn to enter.
Costco in Yonkers, N.Y.
At a Stop and Shop in Wayne, N.J., the shelves in one aisle were bare from end to end.
Stop and Shop in Wayne, N.J.

Stop and Shop in Wayne, N.J.
There were also lots of empty shelves in a Publix supermarket in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Publix supermarket in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
A sign also greeted shoppers informing them that the limit for boxes of tissues was two.
Publix supermarket in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
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