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(Texas Tribune) – Hundreds of travelers returning from overseas Saturday are complaining about long lines and wait times at DFW Airport.
Passengers coming from Europe wait in long lines at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. (WFAA-TV) (Texas Tribune)
Many are returning following the travel ban announced by President Donald Trump, in which there’s a 30-day suspension of travel between Europe and the United State in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I can see nothing but people for me, for as far as I can see,” said Longview resident Dorothy Lowe, who was returning Saturday from Mexico.
Lowe said she got off the plane at 4 p.m. and was still in line at customs waiting to leave the airport at 7 p.m.
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The COVID-19 panic has caused a lot of people to stock up on items like toilet paper. In fact, some stores are limiting toilet paper purchases to four or fewer packs per person and have hired security guards to watch over the toilet paper aisle.
While there are some gastrointestinal symptoms due to the coronavirus, the bulk-buying of toilet paper is unnecessary, and is no reason to panic, according to the Oregon Police Department.
On Saturday, The Newport Oregon Police Department took to Facebook to remind people not to panic, not to call 911 if they run out of toilet paper, and offered a few tried-and-true toilet paper alternatives.
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By Blake Hanson
While it might be a concerning sight, there is no evidence of any long-term supply shortages.
Not a single North Texas store is running out of food. The only reason some shelves are empty is people taking more than they need.
No matter the grocery store you pick, it seems each one is full of shoppers and short on what you need.
“We found some paper towels,” said shopper Sherman Harris. “We haven’t found any toilet paper yet.”
Some shelves were cleared, despite stores setting limits on what each customer can buy.
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