Ordered too much due to virus worries: Mallorca supermarket can no longer deliver

In view of the widespread coronavirus crisis, the first hamster purchases have been made in Mallorca. In some supermarkets, long lines formed in front of the checkouts, according to reporters from the MM sister newspaper "Ultima Hora".

Many customers have filled shopping carts with water bottles, pasta or toilet paper, and supermarket chains have indicated that people are guaranteed food supplies.

In the meantime, more and more people have started shopping online and having the products brought home.

The Mercadona supermarket in the Olivar market in Palma therefore interrupted the delivery service, which was very popular in Spain, on Wednesday evening.

Hamster purchases occur again and again in emergency situations. In times of war, hamster buyers were sometimes severely punished. (it)