Famous for its comic front page content, an Australian newspaper was seen coming to the rescue of its readers in the heat of rising Coronavirus toll. Having stockpiled a plethora of toilet paper rolls due to panic surrounding the epidemic, the supermarkets in the island country are currently facing a shortage. It even led to the trending of viral hashtags like #ToiletPaperEmergency and #ToiletPaperApocalypse. Also Read - Maharashtra Couple Exchanges Wedding Vows Through Video Call Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Covering up for the lack of toilet paper, a Darwin-based newspaper, NT News especially printed 8 sheets extra on Thursday. Bearing watermarks and a cut-out guide, the eight pages could be used as toilet paper. Sharing a video of the same on their social media handle, The NT News tweeted, “YES, WE ACTUALLY DID PRINT IT #toiletpapercrisis (sic).” Also Read - 'Proud of You': Pakistan ATC Lauds Air India For COVID-19 Relief Flights
Speaking to The Guardian, Matt Williams, NT News editor shared, “We are a newspaper known around the world who understands the needs of our readers. Territorians … are in great need of toilet paper right now so we had to deliver what they needed.” Also Read - Withdrawal Symptoms? Have Whiskey, Says Meghalaya Doctor Amid Nationwide Lockdown
Cracking up the Twitterati, the video garnered over 6.2k likes while still going viral. One user commented, “Hahaha I love this paper! (sic)” while another wrote, “My family thanks you in this time of need (sic)” and yet another tweeted, “Is it soft enough though wouldn’t want #PaperCuts or should that be Buttcuts (sic).”
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