In Australia, relieved by the control of the number of cases and deaths, 220 Australians, who were unable to return to their country due to the closure of borders with the start of the new type of coronavirus epidemic (Kovid-19 ), went to their country on a special trip after about a year, and the news was well received and made the headlines.
However, while a few days have passed since this happy situation, news from the country’s second largest state has fallen like a bomb on the agenda. With the news that there will be a seven-day shutdown starting at midnight in Victoria, epidemic panic has returned.
Australians, who rushed to supermarkets with panic reflected in their social media posts and reflected in the press, signed off on the much-talked-about pictures in the early days of the outbreak and almost competed to buy toilet paper . As markets rushed for a statewide shutdown that will affect nearly 7 million people, media platforms are saying, “It just happened in minutes, a market rush!” he announced.
With 12 cases seen in Melbourne today, the total number of new cases has risen to 26, while the possibility that these new cases are an Indian mutation has raised fear.
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Victoria State President James Merlino said: “Normally it takes about 5-6 days for the virus to be transmitted, while the current mutation spreads within a day.” he expressed the gravity of the situation.
While Merlino explains that the shutdown will be a “third degree” practice, citizens will only be able to go out on the streets for situations such as work, shopping for groceries and hospital visits.
While the president stressed that this is not a situation that would force them to run in the markets in panic, citizens, despite this, did their shopping by looting the markets a few minutes after the announcement of the decision.
“Shall we go back to the beginning?” While the images that brought the questions to mind have been experienced, toilet paper is once again the most bought and first sold product in the markets. Citizens who bought more toilet paper than they needed and filled it in their shopping cart were featured in images reflected on social media posts.
In the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, due to the ‘toilet paper’ panic in all countries, as market shelves were constantly empty, Australians panicked and even limited sales of toilet paper in the country.