Shoppers buying in bulk

Shoppers at a Suva supermarket buying in bulk. Picture: SUPPLIED

AS Fiji recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19, a surge of panic shoppers were seen crowding supermarkets around Suva.

A team from this newspaper who made rounds to check on these supermarkets noticed people shopping in bulk.

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said Fiji’s first case which was recorded in Lautoka was imported from a patient who had recently traveled abroad.

Shopping rush at Foodtown Supermarket in Lautoka at 2pm today, March 19, 2020.Pictures by: Mita Naise Konataci…#fiji #fijinews #fijitimes #fijicovid19case #panicshoppers

Posted by The Fiji Times on Wednesday, March 18, 2020


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