Australia caps toilet roll sales after panic-buying

在恐慌抢购之后,澳大利亚限制马桶卷纸的销售


26 June 2020 Australia

2020年6月26日 澳大利亚

Supermarkets in Australia have reintroduced limits on purchasing toilet roll amid a rise in panic-buying.

在恐慌性购买增加的情况下,澳大利亚超市重新实行对购买马桶卷的限制。

On Friday, Coles imposed a one-pack limit on toilet roll and paper towels nationwide, while Woolworths has a two-pack limit on toilet roll.

上周五,科尔斯超市在全国范围内对马桶卷和纸巾实行了单包购买限制,而沃尔沃斯超市对马桶卷实行了只能购买两包的限制。

The rush was triggered by a spike in Covid-19 cases in the state of Victoria.

这一购买高峰是因在维多利亚州新冠病毒病例的激增所引发的。

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there was no reason to panic-buy.

首相斯科特·莫里森说,没有理由恐慌性地购买卷纸。

Victoria''s tally of new Covid-19 cases has been in double digits for over a week. On Thursday, 33 new cases were confirmed.

一周多来,维多利亚对新冠病毒新增病例的统计一直达到两位数。周四,确诊33例新增病例。

The latest curbs began in Victoria on Wednesday when supermarkets announced a return to limited toilet roll sales.

最新的限制措施于周三在维多利亚州开始,当天超市宣布恢复购买马桶卷的数量限制。

Coles has also imposed limits on hand sanitiser and food staples like pasta and eggs in the state.

科尔斯超市还对该州的洗手液和主食(如意大利面和鸡蛋)实行了购买限制。

Woolworths reported a big rise in toilet roll demand in Victoria, but said other states are also panic-buying again. Customers at supermarkets in New South Wales and South Australia have reported empty shelves.

沃尔沃斯销售报告称,维多利亚州的马桶卷需求大幅上升,但其他州也再次恐慌性购买马桶卷。新南威尔士州和南澳大利亚州超市的顾客说,货架上空了。

"We''ve regrettably started to see elevated demand for toilet roll move outside Victoria in the past 24 hours," said Woolworths'' managing director of supermarkets Claire Peters.

沃尔沃斯超市董事总经理克莱尔·彼得斯表示:"令人遗憾的是,在过去24小时内,我们对马桶卷的需求开始上升。

"While the demand is not at the same level as Victoria, we''re taking preventative action now to get ahead of any excessive buying this weekend."

"虽然其他州的需求与维多利亚州不在同一水平上,但我们现在正在采取预防措施,以防止在本周末出现过度性购买。

The supermarket chain has ordered an extra 650,000 packs of toilet roll - a third more than normal.

这家连锁超市已经额外以比正常价格多三分之一的价格订购了65万包马桶卷,。

Australia has reported 7,500 coronavirus cases in total and 104 deaths since the pandemic began.

自新冠病毒蔓延以来,澳大利亚共报告了7500例确诊病例,104例死亡病例。

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday there was no need for customers to start panic-buying again.

莫里森总理上周五称,顾客没有必要再次恐慌性的购买。

"I''m sure [panic-buying] will pass, as it did last time. There''s no need for it, and I think today it''s important to reassure people the outbreak doesn''t mean there''s a problem. The response to that outbreak is strong, which means that Australians can have confidence," he said.

"我确信(恐慌性购买)会像上次一样过去。没有必要这样做,我认为目前最重要的是要让人们放心,疫情爆发并不意味着有问题。我们对疫情的反应是强有力的,这意味着澳大利人是可以有信心,"他说。

Mr Morrison and the country''s chief medical officer said the virus remains under control, and plans to reopen Australia''s economy will go ahead.

莫里森和该国首席医疗官表示,病毒仍在控制当中,重新开启澳大利亚经济的计划将继续下去。