“It’s started again” The photo Gold Coasters have been dreading

Sorry Gold Coasters, but it’s happening again.

A photo snapped by a local shopper in Ashmore yesterday suggests the panic buyers are back in action.

The image shows the toilet paper aisle at a Woolworths store on the Gold Coast looking extremely bare and low in stock.


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It comes following fears Queensland may be on the verge of experiencing an outbreak of coronavirus, after two women tested positive after managing to sneak back into the state by allegedly lying on their border declaration passes following a trip to Melbourne.

The covid-cluster linked to the women remains at five, however there is concern others may be unknowingly infected with health authorities confirming this week remains crucial.

In Victoria, supermarkets have had to reinstate limits on the amount of toilet paper people can buy as the virus crisis there continues to spiral out of control.

However at this stage, no limits have been imposed in Queensland – yet.

PHOTO: Supplied to myGC by Jarad C Farrow

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has again slammed panic buyers flocking to supermarkets to stock up on loo paper.

“Stop it, it’s ridiculous,” the PM said following a national cabinet meeting last month when shoppers first started to panic-buy again.

“I’m sure it will pass as it did last time and there’s no need for it.”