No need for panic shopping, containers are on their way, PM says

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne is assuring citizens and residents that there is no need for “panic shopping” as there are several containers on their way to Antigua.

But as you can see from the photos, which have been submitted to 268 TODAY, people have been flocking to grocery stores and supermarkets – in all cases, failing to observe physical distancing guidelines in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Please see below from the Prime Minister:

My fellow country men and women,

There is no need for panic shopping. Below are the containers being shipped to Antigua, most of which are food items. Supermarkets will remain opened as essential service businesses. Again, no need to hoard shop. Supermarkets are required to practice social distancing and should not encourage massive crowds.

  • Tropical Shipping 78 containers.
  • Seaboard Marine 76 containers.
  • CROWLEY 36 Containers.
  • King Ocean 18 containers (KO Shipping).
  • Geest Lines 14 containers( Francis Trading).
  • CMA Cgm 26 containers (Brysons).