White House urges Americans not to hoard as coronavirus death toll hits 62

With many store shelves stripped bare of toilet paper, water and other essentials, the White House appealed to Americans on Sunday not to hoard as the coronavirus spreads, reassuring them that grocery supply chains were strong. Panic buying has prompted Walmart and other stores to limit hours so they have time to restock and sanitize.

US President Donald Trump held a phone call on Sunday with 30 executives from grocery stores including Amazon.com Inc's Whole Foods, Target Corp, Costco Wholesale Corp and Walmart Inc, the White House.

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