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How COVID is causing shortages and supply chains to break

Steve Evans
By Steve Evans
January 15 2022 - 6:30pm
Supermarket shelves are beginning to empty across the country as the Omicron variant strikes. Picture: Shutterstock

Staff shortages across the economy are causing empty shelves. Stocks of everything from chicken burgers to toilet paper are running low to empty.

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans

Reporter

Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."