"It's just crap."
For a butcher, North Orange Meats manager Brad Baker didn't mince his words when slamming rumours of bus loads of people flooding north Orange shopping centre.
Rumours have been swirling that people were travelling from Sydney and other metropolitan centres to clean out supermarket shelves and aisles across Orange, but those rumours were false, Mr Baker said.
"No bus loads have been coming here, none at all. If they were I would have seen them," he said.
"We're doing our best to serve everyone at the moment. Know know where the rumour came from."
He said rumours on Facebook groups had worked some customers into a panic, with people lining up before the butcher opened.
A spokesperson for Woolworths said there hadn't been "any reports or evidence" to suggest buses are coming west to shop at the region's stores.
"We've seen an extraordinary level of demand for groceries across the country in recent weeks," the spokesperson said.
No bus loads have been coming here, none at all. If they were I would have seen them," he said.North Orange Meats manager Brad Baker
"We ask customers to please respect the limits and only buy what they need to help as many Australians as possible access the products they need."
Member for Orange said while he'd heard rumours about buses coming to the Central West, including one about Parkes being "cleaned out", but his office had called each store in the town and been unable to verify it.
"There might have been one, we don't know, but certainly what was said wasn't true or was exaggerated," Mr Donato said.
"It's got to be stopped, we can't have everyone panic buying.
"I was just at the chemist and they're now out of Ventolin and that could be a big problem."
He also said social media could "whip up a frenzy", while blanket media coverage was also a cause of stress.
"Social media doesn't help as someone can post a photo or post and you don't know what is true," Mr Donato said.
"The important message is people have to try and remain calm and be respectful."
Earlier this week Prime Minister Scott Morrison disavowed panic buying.
"It's ridiculous, it's un-Australian, and it must stop," he said.
"Stop hoarding. I can't be more blunt about it.
"Stop it. It is not sensible, it is not helpful and it has been one of the most disappointing things I have seen in Australian behaviour in response to this crisis.
"That is not who we are as a people. It is not necessary. It is not something that people should be doing."
Mr Morrison's comments were echoed by all the state's premiers and various government ministers.
State governments are either in the process of changing, or have already changed, their laws to allow shopping centres to restock 24/7 to help meet demand.
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