Noida/Ghaziabad, March 5 -- Several residents from Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad have resorted to panic buying after the recent Coronavirus scare. The public and shop-owners say that there is a steep rise in the demand for face masks and hand sanitisers, while stocks are in scarce supply.

There has been widespread panic in Noida on Tuesday after reports of students of some private schools and their parents having been tested positive for coronavirus started circulating over social media.

The situation arose after a man from Delhi tested positive and his children, who studied at a Noida school, came in contact with others.

Ever since the scenario came to light, residents in the two districts have been rushing to pharmacies to procure fa...