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COVID-19: 'Increasing pressure' to keep shelves stocked as 'pingdemic' threatens staffing, retailers warn

Government under pressure to relax isolation rules for retail workers. Comes amid concerns over supply chains and empty supermarket shelves. British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged the Government to act fast. It said the ongoing 'pingdemic' is putting pressure on retailers' ability to maintain opening hours and keep shelves stocked.
COVID-19: 'Increasing pressure' to keep shelves stocked as 'pingdemic' threatens staffing, retailers warn
2 days ago|London, United Kingdom

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Supermarkets struggle to stock shelves as ‘pingdemic’ havoc spreads

Ministers urged to include retail staff and lorry drivers in exemption as self-isolating workers causes shortages

2 days ago|London, United Kingdom
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'Pingdemic' grips Britain as fears of food shortages grow

LONDON - British Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said he was concerned by a so-called 'pingdemic' in which hundreds of thousands of workers have been told to isolate by an official app as fears grew of food and fuel shortages. "We're very concerned about the situation," Kwarteng said when asked about reports of empty supermarket shelves in some areas. "We're monitoring the situation."

2 days ago|United Kingdom
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UK Grocers Warn Of Food Shortages Amid Covid 'Pingdemic'

Britain's supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers were struggling on Thursday to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate after contact with someone with COVID-19.

1 day ago|New Delhi, India
Daily Mirror
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Sainsbury's warns shoppers over empty shelves as Lidl predicts 'difficult' times

Supermarket shoppers across the UK are complaining about empty shelves which supermarkets are blaming on staff shortages and a lack of HGV drivers

1 day ago|London, United Kingdom
Daily Express
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Major UK supermarket shelves stripped bare as 'pingdemic' sparks shopping nightmare

SUPERMARKETS are being left with stripped shelves and bare aisles amid staff shortages due to the "pingdemic".

2 days ago|United Kingdom
The Independent
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‘Pingdemic’ blamed for empty supermarket shelves

‘Retail workers and suppliers should be allowed to work if they are double vaccinated,’ say industry chiefs

2 days ago|London, United Kingdom
The Star Kuala Lumpur
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'Pingdemic' grips Britain as fears of food shortages grow

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers were struggling on Thursday to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate after contact with someone with COVID-19. Read full story

1 day ago|Malaysia
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Food shortages triggered by ‘pingdemic’ leave UK shop shelves empty

Britain’s supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers were struggling on Thursday to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate after contact with someone with Covid-19.Coronavirus cases in Britain have been broadly rising for a month, with more than 44,000 recorded on Wednesday.British newspapers carried front-page pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets. Reuters reporters sai…

1 day ago|Hong Kong
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UK food supplies under pressure amid 'pingdemic'

Britain's Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said he was concerned by a so called 'pingdemic' in which hundreds of thousands of workers have been told to self-isolate after being alerted as close contacts of a person with Covid

2 days ago|Ireland
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UK 'Pingdemic' Prompts Warnings Of Supermarket Shortages

British supermarkets and suppliers warned Thursday of possible food shortages due to staff self-isolating, as rising coronavirus cases threaten chaos after the government controversially eased all restrictions earlier this week. With millions of workers and school children currently forced to stay home under Covid-19 tracing rules -- in what has been dubbed a "pingdemic" after the phone app used to contact, or ping, people who need to self-isola…

1 day ago|United States
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