As global panic induced by Covid-19 continues to grow, it seems that the virus has brought out the worst in humanity including racists and scammers, among hordes of people stockpiling like it’s the end of the world.
Some, however, are taking things more lightly, like this arcade in the UK that swapped teddy bears with sanitary items in their claw machines…
According to North Devon Gazette, Rob Braddick took a jab at the Covid-19 panic shopping frenzy by putting up hand sanitisers and toilet papers as prizes that can be won at Ho!Barts Amusement Arcade.
“We took the teddy bears out and put hand sanitisers in one and toilet rolls in another, just for a bit of fun and to raise smiles,” Braddick told NDG.
Panic shopping has been happening worldwide, in countries like Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Philippines and more.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Covid-19 as a pandemic, with 114 countries affected and over 4,000 deaths reported. According to The Guardian, “Declaring a pandemic has nothing to do with changes to the characteristics of a disease, but is instead associated with concerns over its geographic spread. According to the WHO, a pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations.” Malaysia now has a total of 158 reported cases.
Health authorities have advised the public to keep clean and wash hands regular. If you have any questions, you may call the Ministry of Health hotline at 03-88810200 or email them [email protected] from 8am to 5am.
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