Maybe stores don’t need to close down–and do this instead!
The Coronavirus has left hundreds of cities on lockdown and quarantine across the globe after cases have spiked in the past few days. Though citizens are asked NOT to panic, everyone is advised to stay on their toes and do everything necessary to keep themselves and their families safe from the virus. People are advised to stay at home as much as possible, while their local government sanitize and disinfect areas like schools and public places. This also gives enough time for scientists to develop a vaccine or a cure for the said disease, and stop the pandemic before it takes over the world.
Almost every country is now practicing social distancing, wherein people should avoid gatherings with more than 10 people. This means that people are to avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, or social visits, and not to go out to restaurants or bars. In some cities, public transportation has also been suspended, forcing people to either use their private vehicles, or walk to wherever they need to go. In addition to that, any household with one infected person is advised to stay in a 14-day quarantine, to avoid spreading of the disease.
So, how do people who own stores make money provide others with supplies if they aren’t allowed to be in contact with other people? While other stores simply closed down for the time being, this sari-sari store owner improvised by using a “paddle” to be able to interact with his buyers. Instead of handing over the goods hand-to-hand, he uses the paddle to give the supplies to his buyers. With this, he doesn’t risk his family, or his customers from getting Coronavirus.
Netizens praised the man for thinking of a way to survive, and help others as well. Stay safe, people!