LEADER, March 13 2020

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Avoid panic buying

It was strange going into Campbeltown’s supermarkets this week and finding almost empty shelves in some aisles.

With not a single case of coronavirus in Argyll as the Courier went to print, it is surprising that people feel the need to panic buy.

Although self-isolating is a scary prospect, the UK Government has insisted there is no need for anybody to stockpile.

Perhaps rather than customers buying entire trolleys of toilet rolls, it’s a case of a few customers picking up one or two more than they would usually purchase along with their weekly shop.

Either way, thankfully we have avoided the fisticuffs that have come out in in some towns and cities across the world!

A helping hand

Often it is the far-reaching work that charities carry out overseas which gains coverage but this week’s front page is a nice reminder that some charities do as much good at home as they do abroad.

To provide any relief or comfort for parents at what must be a horrific time in their lives is amazing – good work, Bonnie Babies.