Published Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:33PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:00PM EDT
Concerned Ontarians turned to social media Thursday night to share photographs and videos of long lines at grocery stores. In some of the videos, there was no room for people to navigate from aisle to aisle. Each cart was packed with mounds of toilet paper, bottled water and canned goods.
Grocery stores like No Frills, FreshCo and Loblaw’s began to trend on Twitter in the early evening and continued throughout the night, with social media users pointing out that the lines not only blocked people from wandering the stores, but they also fully wrapped around aisles.
With the growing fear associated with the spread of COVID-19, which has been categorized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, people all over the country have been rushing the store to stock up on items they think they will need if they have to go into self-isolation. While health officials say it’s good to be prepared, most people only need one week’s worth of supplies.
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