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Shortages: Shelves containing a few toilet roll packs at a Tesco store in March

Shortages: Shelves containing a few toilet roll packs at a Tesco store in March

Shortages: Shelves containing a few toilet roll packs at a Tesco store in March

A retail chief has warned against stockpiling as the Northern Ireland Executive implements a range of severe Covid-19 restrictions.

Demand for basic staples including rice, flour and toilet roll has risen following the announcement that schools and the hospitality sector are to be closed.

With no definitive end date to the latest measures and the possibility that further restrictions may be required to bring the virus under control, concerns are mounting that another full lockdown may be put in place.