Restrictions on the purchase of food and essential goods began to be introduced in the suburbs of Washington , in addition, limit the number of people who can go to the store.
Therefore, in the city of Rockville, which is 20 minutes from Washington, a grocery store of one of the major American chains has lists of what and how much you can buy at a time. These products are most in demand among the population. At the same time, there are not many people in the store; there is no excitement.
As follows from the list posted at the checkout, you can buy no more than 2 chickens, 2 packages of ground beef and 3 packages of cheese. Other products: pasta- 4 packs, pasta sauce-3, canned vegetables-12, eggs-2 packages (12 pieces), milk-3 packages (the volume is not specified), and bread-2 loaves (packages, baguettes, etc.). Toilet paper and drinking water — no more than 1 piece in one hand. Paper, as well as paper towels and napkins have not been available for more than a week, and water, including mineral water, is still available.
Officially, retail chains do not impose restrictions on the sale of goods in the country, so this initiative comes from the management of a particular store.
Stores of another popular retail chain in Washington and Maryland, other restrictions are imposed — on entering the store, so that there are not large crowds of people. As a result, long queues are formed at the entrance, while people try to keep a distance of one or two meters. In addition, the opening hours of the chain’s stores have been reduced by several hours.