In Germany, people have started hoarding toilet paper, soap and disinfectants again, the Statistiek Bundesamt, the German statistical office, reports Thursday.

Toilet paper sales last week were 89.9 percent above pre-corona levels.

Disinfectants were sold 72.5 percent more and soap was sold 62.3 percent more.

"Consumers are starting to hoard again," the statistics office said on Twitter.

According to a spokesperson for Albert Heijn, there is currently no hoarding behavior in the Netherlands.

Germany, like the Netherlands, is currently facing a second wave. Until now, Germany has had no more success in containing the corona virus than other European countries, but last week saw an increase in the number of infections. On Thursday it was even reported that more than eleven thousand infections were added in one day. No source can be identified for more and more infections.