Groceries Stores Wiped due to Outbreak Fear

KUALA LUMPUR (March 16): Selected stores in the Klang Valley saw record sales as people stocked up over the weekend after the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak a pandemic on Wednesday.

On Sunday, photos of empty shelves at Village Grocer and Tesco Stores began to go viral.

When contacted to confirm the authenticity of the photos, The Food Purveyor, which operates Village Grocer, Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G) and Pasaraya OTK, confirmed the situation.

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