A recent News.com.au article Scott Morrison announces change to isolation rules for workers in critical supply chain industries quotes Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly:
[he] said that Woolworths and Coles were struggling with a 30 per cent to 50 per cent absenteeism rate, as the nation grapples with empty supermarket shelves and meat shortages.
I want to know
- Are there any empty supermarket shelves (I have not observed this myself)
- Are the empty supermarket shelves caused by absenteeism due to COVID?