People Stocking Up on Toilet Paper in Hawaii Over Coronavirus Fears

Shoppers line up outside a Costco to buy supplies after the Hawaii Department of Health on Wednesday advised residents they should stock up on a 14-day supply of food, water and other necessities for the potential risks of novel coronavirus in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. February 28, 2020. Courtesy of Duane Tanouye via REUTERS

Worries over coronavirus have people in Hawaii stocking up on supplies.

At a Costco store in Honolulu on Thursday, there was a long line of people just trying to buy toilet paper.

It took between 10 to 15 minutes just to get into the store’s parking lot.  Then there was a huge wait just to get into the store, with a line extending out of the door.

People across the island are continuing to rush to stores since the health department urged people to prepare an emergency supply kit for coronavirus.

Costco was limited toilet paper purchases to five packs per person.


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