Tesco to ration items as it urges customers to avoid ‘unnecessary panic buying’

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Tesco has introduced limits to prevent customers bulk-buying key products after the government introduced new curbs to suppress the spread of coronavirus.

It comes following reports that UK supermarkets have become fearful of a delivery slot shortage after demands spiked following a warning from the Prime Minister of intensified coronavirus restrictions and speculations of a second lockdown.

Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Asda, Co-op and Tesco shoppers across the country have already been venting their frustration on social media to share photos of empty supermarket shelves as this week's new measures saw the return of greedy covidiots stockpiling.

Morrisons has already implemented a similar limit on products this week following Boris Johnson's warning that the UK is at a 'perilous tipping point' in its battle against the deadly disease.

"We have good availability, with plenty of stock to go round, and we would encourage our customers to shop as normal," a spokeswoman said.

"To ensure that everyone can keep buying what they need, we have introduced bulk-buy limits on a small number of products."

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  • Tesco
  • Coronavirus
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