Widespread panic buying was reported in South Australia today as Prime Minister Steve Marshall announced a six-day lockdown. Everything will be closed from midnight, except essential services.
Supermarkets too will remain open.
However, long lines were seen outside supermarkets in Adelaide. People were seen buying meat, eggs and toilet paper in bulk. Some supermarkets have already introduced two items per person rule to prevent hoarding.
The Government decided to go in for an extended lockdown as a number of new coronavirus cases were reported from the region. South Australia is now bracing for the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.