March 23, 2020 / 12:53 PM / 16 days ago

Bought enough toilet paper? Check this online calculator

FILE PHOTO: A sign announces the rationing of toilet paper to one pack per person at a Rewe grocery store in Potsdam, Germany, March 20, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Worried about whether you have enough toilet paper for the coronavirus lockdown? A German website can tell you how long your supply will last.

Toilet paper has become one of the commodities shoppers across the world have hoarded as the coronavirus crisis forces people to stay indoors.

The website Blitzrechner.de can help reassure shoppers that they have enough. Just tell it how many rolls you have and how often you go to the toilet. You can adjust the settings for the number of wipes per trip, the number of paper squares per wipe, the number of family members in your household and how long you plan to stay home.

A person with a stockpile of 10 rolls, who uses the typical amount of paper three times a day, should survive for 53 days, it says. A message notes that this is 39 days longer than the recommended 14-day quarantine for those with symptoms.

The website, whose name means “Lightning Calculator”, has added the toilet paper number cruncher to a list of applications that can work out anything from your meat consumption to the due date of a baby.

Reporting by Hakan Ersen; Writing by Joseph Nasr in Berlin; Editing by Peter Graff

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