TESCO is expected to announce all its 24-hour stores will from tonight close at 10pm as they attempt to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Bosses at the UK's biggest supermarket have decided the stores will reopen at 6am on Wednesday morning, after facing huge demand from customers.

They will continue to open between 6am and 10pm for the immediate future, it is understood.

Supermarkets have been inundated by shoppers causing shortages in certain key items such as pasta and toilet roll, despite government advice saying people should not panic buy.

On Sunday, the food industry appealed to shoppers to stop panic buying, but today shelves were stripped bare of items such as eggs and chicken, while freezer chests were emptied.