Dhe citizens should stay at home whenever possible, a lockdown is getting closer from day to day: Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) have recently put out heavy guns verbally to encourage Germans to be more cautious with the Coronavirus move. Now it is clear that the increasingly drastic warnings are not failing to have an effect. People are actually changing their behavior – albeit sometimes in ways that are politically less desirable.
Under the keyword #Klopapier, photos from supermarkets were making the rounds on social networks such as the short message service Twitter at the weekend, in which the shelves were already noticeably empty. As in the spring, consumers are apparently again buying in larger quantities than usual, especially for toilet paper, pasta and canned food. At least in some branches there is again a slightly increased demand, report the discounters Lidl and Aldi Süd. According to Lidl, hygiene products have mainly been affected so far. An Edeka branch in the Lake Constance region published a video on Twitter with their last toilet paper packs and wrote: “Not again, please normal household quantities”.