Romanians lined up after the authorities announced that there were enough food stocks and should not panic.
Romanian citizens have begun to massively empty the shelves of major supermarkets due to fears of further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. This was announced the day before by Romania TV.
It is noted that Romanians lined up after the authorities announced that there are enough stocks of food and should not panic.
For example, Health Minister Viktor Kostach said that Romania has quarantine centers throughout the country that can accommodate 3,559 people, and there are 90 places in intensive care units of infectious hospitals.
He added that citizens should not panic and they do not need to stock up on food. In addition, he stated that representatives of major supermarket chains in Romania had assured that there were no food problems.
Immediately after this statement, huge queues formed in the shops. Canned goods, cereals, and other long-term storage products are sold out en masse.
Representatives of large supermarket chains in Romania confirmed that people are buying up, as during the holidays and promised that the stocks will soon be restored. A 71-year-old man who had returned from Italy the day before becoming ill. He was taken to an infectious hospital in Bucharest.