- An elderly woman went to a supermarket in Australia to buy food and other provisions
- When she arrived at the canned good aisle, she stared at empty shelves
- With no more canned goods to buy, the old lady reportedly cried for 10 minutes, standing in front of the empty shelves
- The picture led to some measures in supermarkets to protect the elderly even when buying goods
An elderly woman went to Coles, a supermarket, to buy some food. She had an empty cart and headed straight to the canned goods aisle.
The old lady may not have expected the shelves to be empty, which as Yahoo News reported, were stripped bare by "selfish" panic buyers.
As per the report, the old woman just stared at the empty shelves and broke down in tears.
A journalist, Seb Costello, posted the photo on Twitter and captured the heartbreaking scene with, "This captures who is suffering from the "me-first, unnecessary, trend of panic buying."
Daily Mail reported that the photo was taken at the canned food aisle of Port Melbourne store. Another man was also photographed in a desperate
After the photo circulated on social media, Coles followed the measures taken by Woolworth to protect the vulnerable and the elderly and set aside a dedicated shopping hour for the elderly.
In another heartbreaking photo, a frontline could be seen stunned, staring at empty shelves holding an empty basket.
In a previous report by KAMI, the Philippine government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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