'Toilet Paper Twilight Zone': Albuquerque Supermarket Shelves Empty

New Mexico reported its highest number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths on November 17, a day after a partial shut down began.

New Mexico Gov Michelle Lujan Grisham said the state had also recorded its first pediatric COVID-19 fatality. Twenty-eight deaths related to the virus were reported on Tuesday.

“The virus is everywhere,” she tweeted. “Don’t go out. Don’t go shopping. Don’t take extra errands. Don’t go see friends. Don’t infect your loved ones. Don’t end up in a hospital.”

This footage shows empty supermarket shelves in Albuquerque.

A public health order in New Mexico allows essential businesses including hardware stores, “big box” stores and large retailers to remain open. Credit: @drbeauhightower via Storyful