The coronavirus has people around the world preparing for weeks, if not months, of staying at home, prompting some to panic-buy large amounts of household necessities, with special attention to one item in particular: toilet paper.
An employee of a toilet paper company located in Tilburg, Netherlands, posted a video to his Facebook page on March 13, as he drove around a warehouse filled with towers of toilet paper, ready to be shipped out.
As he is driving what appears to be a forklift, he jokes about how he would like people to continue buying toilet paper in large amounts so that he and his colleagues can log more hours and make some extra money.
The Netherlands’ prime minister Mark Rutte addressed the nation on March 16, saying that the country would adopt measures of “maximum control” to try to slow the spread of the virus and reduce the number of infections.
As of March 18, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the Netherlands was 58. Credit: John Kievit via Storyful