Dis-Chem Pharmacies says it will be limiting the number of items consumers can purchase with immediate effect. It was reacting to government’s call on citizens to refrain from excessive buying and stockpiling goods as the coronavirus spreads.
Dis-Chem says shoppers will be able to purchase a maximum of six units of any given item throughout Dis-Chem’s store network to minimise the impact of panic buying.
Is this Panic buying necessary or it’s just paranoia? ?#Coronavirussouthafrica #Checkers #makro pic.twitter.com/4h8yw2sEAA
— Nontando Madlamini Mshibe (@Nontando12) March 16, 2020
As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Africa continues to rise, store shelves are running empty as scores of people rush to buy supplies in bulk.
In this video below South Africans stock up amid coronavirus outbreak:
The number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 150 and expected to rise to 200 by Friday.
Dis-Chem Pharmacies CEO Ivan Saltzman says they have been doing everything in their power to ensure that their shelves are stocked.
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