We've all seen the empty toilet paper shelves in supermarkets across Australia, but now there's a new Coronavirus panic buy - toothpaste!
According to shoppers who are worried about diminshing supplies, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi are all being stripped of toothpaste as worried Aussies stock up.
"Anyone else having trouble buying toothpaste? My local Woolies had run out, the checkout lady said it was what everyone was buying now," said one worried social media user.
Toilet paper, painkillers, hand sanitizer and tinned goods have all become scarce in shops around Australia as fears about stocks running low sweep the nation.
The hashtag #toiletpaperemergency was trending as the number one topic on Twitter this morning as worried Aussie flocked to stores and supermarkets around the country to grab as many toilet rolls and supplies as they could.
"It's crazy out there," said one social media fan who had been turned away from her local Coles.
Now there are fears that prices of toothpaste and toothbrushes might explode, as worried shoppers stockpile their bathroom products, in a bid to beat any fall-out from the Coronavirus.
"As soon as one person starts buying something," said one shopper, "We all start buying. I have never seen anything quite like it."
A spokesman for Coles has urged Aussies not to panic and said that stocks of all non-perishable goods, particularly bathroom supplies and toilet paper are constantly being replenished.
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