Americans are crossing the southern border to stock up on TOILET PAPER in Mexico after US stores sell out in the midst of coronavirus panic buying
- Hundreds of Californians are driving to Mexico to stock up on supplies that they are unable to find at their own supermarkets
- On Tuesday, more than 600 people lined up outside Costco in Tijuana in order to get their hands on essential items such as toilet paper
- One resident drove three hours from Los Angeles to Mexico in order to stock up on bottled water, beans and rice
- Mexico only has 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19, far fewer than the 7898 recorded in the US
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Americans are crossing the southern border to stock up on toilet paper and other essential items after finding their own stores sold out of the supplies in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
In recent days, photos taken outside wholesale stores in Tijuana, just south of the Mexican border, show customers waiting in long lines ready to fill empty carts, despite the relatively low number of coronavirus cases in the country.
WKBN 27 reports that many of those shoppers have traveled south from California, desperate to get their hands on coveted items.
The news station claims that more than 600 people were lined up outside Tijuana Costco on Tuesday morning waiting to enter the store and stock up.
Americans are crossing the southern border to stock up on toilet paper and other essential items after finding their own stores sold out of the supplies in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Shoppers are pictured waiting outside a Mexican wholesale store on Tuesday
People line up to enter a wholesale store in Tijuana, Mexico on Tuesday
As of Wednesday evening, Mexico has 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19, far fewer than the 7,898 cases in the US.
California has become a coronavirus hotspot in the US, with residents clearing the shelves of toilet paper, bottled water and cleaning products, fearing they may have to self-quarantine.
The shortage has sent scrambling Americans south – with some residents from Los Angeles driving three hours to Tijuana to shop.
“It’s tough for us to come down here to get things, but we’re going to try it,” one LA resident told WKBN 27.
One lucky shopper got his hands on toilet paper after braving long lines amidst coronavirus panic buying
In recent weeks, shoppers cleared shelves in California and other states across America in a coronavirus panic buying frenzy. Pictured: an empty shelf in Target in upstate New York
The woman said she drove one mile south of the Mexican border to a Calimax supermarket, where she found an ample supply of water, rice and beans.
Meanwhile, a resident from San Diego told the network he drove 20 miles south and found a Mexican Costco well stocked with cleaning supplies.
‘It’s still not very bad right now here, they have a lot of products, they’re not selling you more than four packages of anything, four is the maximum,’ they told WKBN 27.
In recent weeks, shoppers cleared shelves in California and other states across America in a coronavirus panic buying frenzy.
In February, Costco experienced a 12.4% boost in sales in comparison to the same time last year, with the increased figures expected to push even higher into March
The number of coronavirus cases in the US has skyrocketed in recent days