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Store In Scotland Offers Free Covid-19 'Survival' Packs

Convenience store wants to make sure their sick and elderly customers aren't forgotten in the coronavirus pandemic.


A convenience store in Edinburgh, Scotland has gone viral with a social media post announcing it was giving away free coronavirus packs to its over-65 and infirm customers who may be stuck at home without any options.

Day-Today Drylaw Local is even offering to deliver the 'survival' packs for free to folks who can't come to the shop themselves.

Each pack contains one toilet roll, one antibacterial hand wash, one packet of pocket tissue, and one packet of paracetamol.

The store is being showered with praise.

One post on Facebook said: "This is amazing. At a time when people are being so selfish, this is great to see!! You are a credit to your community."

Another said: "That's an amazing gesture - wonderful how some people can really make us feel humble x well done."

Zahid Iqbal, 34, told the Edinburg Evening News the idea came to him while accompanying his parents to a local supermarket, where they found a shocking number of empty shelves.

He said: "All the youngsters are picking stuff up and the older ones are being left out."

"We have lots of customers from the local care homes, as well as disabled customers, who can't get hand sanitizers, loo rolls or anything at all."

"We just want to set a good example in this world."

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