Crowds of coronavirus panic-buyers swarm Montreal grocery stores (PHOTOS)

Mar 13 2020, 10:04 am

Concern โ€” or perhaps โ€œpanicโ€ is a better word โ€” has gripped through Montreal in the last couple days as the nation, alongside the rest of the world, doubles down on its response to COVID-19.

And the city has long grocery store lines to show for it.

Amidst growing concerns over the pandemic, Costco, IGAs, Provigos, and pharmacies have been met with hoards of people stocking up on supplies.

From carts filled with toilet paper to eerily empty aisles of food, Montrealers are stocking up on what people perceive to be essentials, en masse.

Here’s a look at how some grocery stores across Montreal have been dealing with mass panic-buying as we head into the weekend.

 

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