Morrisons has become the first major supermarket in the UK to impose rationing on certain items to stop Britons panic-buying after the government imposed further coronavirus restrictions and said another lockdown could be activated.
At the start of the pandemic, particularly in March and April, the UK saw supermarket shelves emptied of essentials like toilet paper, pasta, flour, tinned foods, and medicines, leading food retailers to strictly limit purchases of such items for months.
The government and media have been reporting since earlier this month on the rising number of infections, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing fresh social distancing restrictions on September 9th.
On Friday, Tesco announced similar restrictions, putting a three-item limit on items such as toilet roll, flour, and dried pasta.
A YouGov poll reported by LBC this week revealed that 78 per cent of Britons support the prime minister’s latest set of measures to curtail the freedoms of citizens, with almost half of those in support (45 per cent) saying that the steps did not go far enough.