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Toilet paper rationing resumes in UK

Fear of a new wave of coronavirus could repeat shopping spree

Fear of a second wave of coronavirus in the UK has reached supermarkets and pharmacies. The local Morrisons retail chain will adopt a limit of three items per consumer for the sale of products such as toilet paper and disinfectants.

Tosco followed suit and introduced a limit of three items per customer for flour, dry pasta, toilet paper, wipes and antibacterial wipes.

The move appears to be the beginning of a reissue of the rush to supermarkets that took place in March, when the pandemic was declared.

According to the Retail Gazette, sales of toilet rolls increased last week as retailers prepared for strong demand for staples following recent government regulations regarding Covid-19.

Sales of toilet paper rolls have increased by 23%, according to the manufacturer WEPA Group, which produces toilet paper and kitchen paper for the UK market.

They also said that the UK would have enough supplies if customers bought responsibly.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure that stock remains available,” said WEPA UK Deputy Managing Director Mike Docker. “The company installed standby production facilities and transporters on standby. But the consumer needs to follow the supermarkets’ guidelines when buying”.

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