Supermarkets and other shops are implementing restrictions as a result of panic buying triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Locally here in Beverley the local Asada store saw their stocks of toilet roll wiped out. While other products like hand sanitizer remain almost impossible to find.
Shoppers are now being urged to think of others. Retailers are saying shortages of stock in-store will be created by panic buying and not due to COVID-19.
Government officials insist that people should carry on and things in the UK are business as usual. However many people are choosing to stock up on essentials including food.
Later today the PM, Boris Johnson will chair a Cobra meeting as they look to plan their next move.
Talks will also be held to decide if major public events and also sporting occasions should be suspended. Beverley is set to host the start of the Tour de Yorkshire on 30 April.
Those behind the event currently have no plans to call it off. They say they are following the advice coming from the government while monitoring the situation closely.
Increase In COVID-19 Cases Could Put Major Events At Risk
Around the world, some events have already been cancelled. While a number of sporting fixtures taking place behind closed doors.
Despite concerns, the message from the Ministry of Health remains the same. People should wash their hands with hot water and soap.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways that is caused by the Coronavirus. Symptoms of the illness are a cough, high temperature and shortness of breath.
Anyone experiencing these symptoms is being advised to call 111 and also self-isolate.
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