Driven by fear for their families, people crammed supermarkets across the country to buy food and cleaning supplies amid news that Trinidad and Tobago recorded its first coronavirus case, (covid-19), on Thursday 12, March.

Warehouse retailer Pricesmart had to ration stock, and Pennywise Cosmetics and Massy Stores ran out of products.

Express photographers DEXTER PHILIP and JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK went roving at various businesses and captured these images.