Shoppers race to stock up as NY coronavirus cases rise to 11

The number of coronavirus cases in New York has risen to at least 11 people, spurring worried New Yorkers to race out to stores to stock up necessities.

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2020, 12:32 AM

Updated 1,546 days ago

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The number of coronavirus cases in New York has risen to at least 11 people, spurring worried New Yorkers to race out to stores to stock up necessities.
The line for Costco in Sunset Park could be seen out the door Wednesday. "The last couple of days it's been busy," said shopper Esdras Obas.
Customers at Ideal Food Basket in Canarsie tell News 12 that with more people being diagnosed with coronavirus, they believe it's important to be ready for a broader local outbreak that might end up keeping them homebound.
"We should get ready for this just in case if it gets out of proportion," said Obas.
The owner of Ideal Food Basket, Nick Ferreira, tells News 12 they're also making sure they're also prepared for whatever comes their way by stocking up on certain foods.
"We are trying to order as much as we can so we don't have anything sold out – rice, canned goods, you know things that people need just in case they don't want to go out or something happens," said Ferrerira.
He tells News 12 that the coronavirus has doubled his business and that he has no doubt that people are concerned.


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