Coronavirus eBay sellers flog paracetamol for £2,550 in ‘selfish’ cash-in

Heartless eBay sellers have been branded "selfish" for selling crucial products including paracetamol for £2,550 as the coronavirus crisis continues to bring the world to its knees.

UK shoppers have cleared the shelves of supermarkets across the country after people were told to stay inside over the outbreak.

Many have been left short of key products including tablets and hand sanitiser.

But some are profiteering from the desperation, with eBay sellers advertising the products for extortionate prices.

Paracetamol has appeared on the site for £2,550 while a pack of 12 small bottles has been seen for £13,600.

Matthew Allen, a disabled dad, told the Sun Online: "The people robbing the needy to make a little extra cash when it could mean people lives is criminal.

"The people stockpiling because they are panicked, ok I get it, but at least it's to keep them and family safe especially if people are to be isolated you then know you have stuff in.

"But I was disgusted to see people making money off the back of vulnerable and scared people whether its masks, sanitiser or tablets.

"It shows that we are not Great Britain any more and the people that lived and died within world war 2 would be turning in their graves to see how selfish the generations are that where given a life by these people that sacrificed so much."

He was forced to look online for pain medication after panic buyers cleared the shelves.

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In the UK, there have been 2,626 cases and 108 deaths so far after the disease broke out in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year.

The Foreign Office has advised against all travel leaving the country.

It has also told anyone with symptoms, including a fever and/or continuous dry cough, to self-isolate for seven days.

Anyone living with someone with symptoms has been told to self-isolate for 14 days.

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