Fear generated by the coronavirus began to be felt in the supermarkets of the Spanish capital on Monday, as several people started buying large quantities of items such as canned goods, cereals, milk or toilet paper, according to reports.
Footage shows empty and half-empty shelves in a Mercadona supermarket in Calle de las Adelfas, next to the Conde de Casal metro station in Madrid on Tuesday... Еще.
Mercadona's president, Juan Roig, sent a message of reassurance to citizens during a press conference on Tuesday saying that the situation is «normal» and asked people not to «stockpile» products. He also insisted that supplies are guaranteed.
Madrid has seen a large increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus, from 202 to 782, while the number of deaths has reached 21. Throughout Spain there are now more than 1,600 patients with COVID-19 and 35 of them have died due to the disease.