The Covid-19-related announcements on May 14 has caused some buzz in local supermarkets in the afternoon.
Crowds were spotted at several supermarkets islandwide.
Afternoon crowd at supermarkets
Speaking to Mothership, some of these residents said that they were planning to buy groceries anyway and decided to stock up a little more.
One admitted that she was buying more in case "got lockdown".
A supermarket staff also said that it was a busy afternoon for them, although the crowd dispersed by approximately 6pm.
Major supermarkets in Singapore, including NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, Giant, and Cold Storage, posted on social media to inform shoppers that there is no need to buy more than usual, as they are well-stocked.
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing also wrote on Facebook to assure Singaporeans that our supply lines are intact, and retail outlets, including supermarkets, will remain open. There is thus no need to rush to buy groceries or essential items.
Recent photos at warehouses
In the evening, Chan shared another Facebook post showing recent photos our warehouse and NTUC FairPrice’s Distribution Centre Singapore.
One of the photos shows stacks of toilet papers that are almost ceiling-high.
And yes, these are very high ceilings.
Another photo depicts rows of food items stored at low temperature. Chan said that these were food items such as proteins.
Chan also thanked supermarket staff for replenishing in-store stocks calmly and steadily this afternoon.
"We have been working on our diversification, stockpile and local production. We are confident but never complacent," the minister added.
Here's the post:Top image via Chan Chun Sing/Facebook