By Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:53 BST, 30 March 2020 | Updated: 00:54 BST, 30 March 2020
Supermarket workers have shared their horror stories from the frontline of the coronavirus panic-buying frenzy.
Many workers have been physically and verbally abused by customers who aren't able to find what they want in store.
There have been widespread shortages of toilet paper, pasta, rice and some canned produce in the wake of the pandemic.
An employee at an Aldi store in Melbourne's south-east shared his story with The Sydney Morning Herald.
'One elderly man sneezed into his hand, then wiped his nose with his hand, then wiped his pants, and proceeded to pay in cash. I sanitised my hands after that,' he told the publication.
Supermarket workers have shared their horror stories from the frontline of the coronavirus panic-buying frenzy
An anonymous Coles worker also took to social media to share some of their own experiences in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Today was the first day in a while I didn't get yelled at ... there are always a few racist customers making dumb comments,' the worker wrote.
'I'm still shocked that we are not given any sort of safety protection nor it seems like they care for our safety and well being.'
John, an employee at a Coles liquor store in Melbourne, said when he watched a man lick his fingers to fold his notes he told