S'poreans do some late-night grocery shopping after M'sia announces lockdown measures

Long queues.

Nyi Nyi Thet| March 16, 11:50 PM

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Earlier today, Malaysia announced lockdown measures that will be coming into effect on March 18, 2020.

Some might have felt a bit of panic due to our proximity.

One area of worry some might have is the issue of food.

Some on social media have already noticed lengthier queues.

https://twitter.com/allen_loh/status/1239574828924850176

In fact, when Mothership went down to some supermarkets after the announcement, the queues were starting to pile up.

Here are some of the pictures on the ground.

Giant at Greenridge Shopping Centre

Images from Josh

Images from Josh

Taman Jurong Shopping Center

Images from Josh

Sheng Siong supermarket, Elias Mall, Pasir Ris

https://youtu.be/HB3v9OBNkmo

NTUC at Clementi Ave 3

Images from Josh

24hr NTUC Fairprice Havelock Road.

Some of the items we noticed people were mostly buying include eggs, rice, canned food, oil, toilet paper, instant noodles, cooking oil, vegetables, canned and jar goods.

Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing had earlier reassured Singaporeans that there was no need for panic buying or hoarding.

https://mothership.sg/2020/03/tan-chuan-jin-panic-buying

Image from Mothership staff