Is it re­ally what you need?

Canning Gazette - - CORONAVIRU­S CRISIS -

Denise Cahill Ali­son Mid­dle­ton David Fried­los 9237 1000

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Shop­pers queue at Wool­worths.

LONG queues into su­per­mar­kets and panic buy­ing con­tin­ued this week.

It prompted a mes­sage from Pre­mier Mark Mcgowan about the des­per­ate at­tempt to to stock­pile food, medicine and other house­hold essentials: “You don’t need to do this”.

“There will be enough food and sup­plies for peo­ple,” he said.

“We need to re­spect our friends and neigh­bours to en­sure ev­ery­one has suf­fi­cient sup­plies.”

De­part­ment of Health of­fi­cial Robyn Lawrence said it was “not un­rea­son­able” for peo­ple to en­sure they had a cou­ple of boxes of reg­u­lar med­i­ca­tions such as Panadol and Ibupro­fen.

“Like­wise, if you take other reg­u­lar med­i­ca­tion you should have a mod­est sup­ply,” she said.

“But you don’t need weeks and weeks and months and months and months of sup­ply.

“Just be rea­son­able, be cog­nisant the en­tire com­mu­nity has a need and that we need to share our re­sources across the com­mu­nity as best we can. Look af­ter each other, prac­tice good hy­giene, make sure you are safe and you don’t need 500 Panadol tablets.”

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