The 39-year-old has been accused of attacking a father in Woolworths, Sydney amid panic purchases by the corona virus
Wild Woolworths brawl sees man, 39, accused of attacking a father in the aisle of a Sydney store amid coronavirus panic purchases
- A brawl has broken out among supermarket buyers amid panic in the corona virus
- Shocked spectators filmed the confrontation between the Woolworths men
- Desperate Australians continue to strip the supermarket shelves of essential items
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A man has been charged with assault after a brawl broke out in a busy supermarket addressed to panicky customers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Shocked spectators filmed the confrontation between the two men aged 54 and 39 at the Woolworths store in Bass Hill, Sydney on Sunday.
The footage showed one of the men being led out of the busy store before quickly turning around and running to the other customer.
In the chaos, many people could be heard screaming and screaming.
Staff and other customers intervened and tried to separate the couple.
“He hit my father, I kill him,” you heard one of the men scream.
The footage shows that one of the men was taken out of the busy store before quickly turning around and running to the other customer
The NSW police arrested the 39-year-old Sunday in a house in Georges Hall at 5 p.m. on Sunday and accused him of a common attack.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 299
New South Wales: 135
South Australia: 20
Western Australia: 18
Northern Territory: 1
Australian Capital Territory: 1
TOTAL CASES: 299
He was given bail on condition to appear in Bankstown court in April.
The police don’t believe the men argued over groceries.
The chaotic scenes came as Australians continue to flood supermarkets and strip the shelves of long-life products such as rice, pasta and toilet paper.
Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths have introduced a limit of one package on toilet paper due to shortages.
Those supermarket chains had also introduced purchase limits for staple foods.
Last week, three women were involved in a fist fight over toilet paper at another Sydney supermarket.
Hysterical screams broke out as the trio fought in the aisles, the incident seemingly arising from a mother and daughter heaping up toilet paper.
The woman was filmed fighting in a Woolworths supermarket in Sydney while trying to buy toilet paper (photo)
To contain the spread of the virus, the federal government has announced that all international arrivals must isolate themselves or 14 days when they enter the country to stop the spread of the disease.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also announced that cruise ships are not allowed to dock in Australian ports for at least 30 days.
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Australia rose to 299 early Monday morning, with five fatalities.
Stores across the country have been cleaned from toilet paper in the past week
Woolworths, Coles and Aldi imposed one package per customer limit on toilet paper and asked the public to show courtesy to staff and other customers
Worldwide, the infection has spread to over 150,000 people in 112 countries and at least 5,500 people have died.
The virus has forced Italy, Spain and France to lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
Restaurants, shops, cinemas, night clubs and cafes will close in France in the near future.
However, supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and petrol stations remain open.
America has also closed its doors to travelers from Europe.
THE FOOD YOU NEED FOR 14 DAYS IN QUARANTINE
Pasta sauce 2 pots
2 minutes noodles 2 pack
Slices of cheese 500g 1 pack
Vegemite 1/2 pot
Nutella 1/2 jar
Peanut butter 1/2 jar
Jam 1/2 jar
Frozen fish 1 box
Frozen vegetables 1 kg
Pork, beef and minced meat
Chicken 5 breasts
Canned tuna 7 tins
Eggs 1 dozen
Canned soup 7 tins
Canned vegetables 5 cans
Long-life milk 3 liters
Frozen bread 2 loaves
Sugar 1/2 kg
Cereal 1 box
Soup 3 packs
Salt and pepper
Pasta sauce 8 jars
Two minute noodles 6 pack
Slices of cheese 500g 4 pack
Vegemite 1 jar
Nutella 1 jar
Peanut butter 1 jar
Jam 1 jar
Frozen fish 4 boxes
Frozen vegetables 3kg
Pork, beef and minced meat
Chicken 15 breasts
Canned tuna 14 cans
Eggs 3 dozen
Soup canned 14 cans
Canned vegetables, 15 cans
Long-life milk 12 liters
Frozen bread 8 loaves
Sugar 1 kg
Cereal 3 boxes
Soup 12 packs
Salt and pepper
Source: St Vincent De Paul Society