Strong demand for alcohol was recorded in Australia, which led the authorities to impose limits on the sale of this product. So, now each buyer can buy no more than 12 bottles of wine and two cases of beer a day.
The restriction will take effect from Tuesday, March 31. Retailers such as Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, Dan Murphy’s, BWS and Aldi are ready to sign the voluntary agreement, ABC News reports.
Retail Drinks Australia has explained that the authorities are concerned about the rush of alcohol among the population, so they are forced to take such measures to avoid disruptions to the alcohol supply.
Locals, in turn, are lining up in shops after the country’s pubs, bars and restaurants close as a measure to counter the coronavirus. Shoppers maintain a safe distance, news.com.au noted.
More than 4,500 cases have been confirmed in Australia as of March 30, including 97 in the last 24 hours, according to Worldometers. 19 people have died.