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Malaysians Are Panic Buying Over Covid-19?

Malaysians Are Panic Buying Over Covid-19?

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Has the fear and paranoia in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic gotten the best of Malaysians?

Amidst viral rumors of a lockdown being enforced following a spike in coronavirus cases in the country, it appears that some Malaysians are dashing to their local grocers and supermarkets to stock up on essential goods and supplies.

Depictions of long queues, empty store shelves and people desperately trying to do their shopping have been circulating on social media and instant messaging Apps.

Meanwhile, the Malay Mail reports that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is cracking down on individuals and entities looking to make a quick profit by hoarding and reselling cleaning products in light of soaring demand.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said that he is currently working with several other ministries to crack down on hoarders and resellers of sanitisation products. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
(Credit: Miera Zulyana/Malay Mail)

Though TRP is not saying that you should not prepare for any possible eventualities, we would like to remind our dear readers to always be considerate of your purchases; to buy only what you need and remember that our fellow Malaysians might need supplies, too.


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