Londoners strip shelves of tea and baked beans as coronavirus pandemic sparks fears

Staff writer

Footage captured on Friday (March 13) in a branch of British supermarket chain Sainsbury's in Charlton, south-east London, shows shelves stripped of British cuisine classics; tea & baked beans.

According to the Manchester Evening Times, Sainsbury's has brought in rationing at one superstore as shoppers have stripped the shelves of toilet rolls and tissues.

Signs put up on the shelves read: "Please think before you buy.

"We are seeing huge demand for certain sanitising and long-life products.

"We are setting a limit of five units per customer on a small number of these products to ensure we can offer them to everyone who needs them, rest assured we are receiving new deliveries regularly.

"Please help us to support as many people as we can."

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