Currently as of 9am on 22 March 2020, 78,340 people have been tested in the UK, of which 72,657 were confirmed negative and 5,683 were confirmed positive, 244 people have been confirmed dead.
Tesco supermarket had set aside a dedicated shopping hour for NHS staff between 9am and 10am and for the first half hour it asked shoppers for ID. But after it stopped checking, the supermarket became overwhelmed and had to adopt a ‘one-in-one-out’ policy.
After selfish shoppers invaded the hour reserved for NHS staff, one Tesco was forced to shut its doors early
In Milton, the shop near Cambridge, had to shut its doors and start operating a one-in one-out policy from 10.15am after hundreds of members of the general public started shopping too early and the store quickly became full to capacity.
Hundreds of shoppers were spotted queuing outside supermarkets on Mother’s Day today as self-isolation cancels celebrations.
Eager shoppers were seen queuing outside a Tesco in Cheshunt just before it opened its doors to NHS workers and emergency staff in a bid to help them buy essentials before panic buyers ransacked the shelves.
However, one Tesco was forced to shut its doors early after selfish shoppers invaded the hour reserved for NHS staff.