Is it really what you need?
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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.”