Coronavirus has caused an environment of fear and panic, resulting in the hoarding of essential items like face masks and hand sanitisers. In order to tackle the problem of hoarding, a supermarket in Denmark has resorted to a creative solution.
With an aim of ensuring that everyone gets sanitizers at a reasonable price, the Rotunden supermarket is charging 40 DKK (Rs 438) for a bottle of sanitiser. But if someone wants to buy two bottles, they will have to pay 1000 DKK (Rs 10,955).
Apart from this genius price trick, the supermarket is taking other measures to fight coronavirus.
It has pasted a note in and outside the shop asking people to maintain a distance and use sanitizers before entering the supermarket. It has urged customers, who come with family members to send just one person into the shop for purchasing goods.
A user has shared the information regarding the supermarket’s new move on Twitter. So far, the tweet has received over 6,800 retweets and 14,000 likes.
A supermarket in Denmark got tired of people hoarding hand sanitizer, so came up with their own way of stopping it.— ️ (@_schuermann) March 15, 2020
1 bottle kr40 (€5.50)
2 bottles kr1000 (€134.00) each bottle.
Hoarding stopped!#COVID19 #coronavirus #Hoarding pic.twitter.com/qaJb7UZwLr
Responding to the post, netizens heap praised the supermarket for the wonderful idea.
One user wrote that it is a brilliant idea, while another put out a clapping GIF.
COVID-19 has infected over 3.4 lakh people. The deadly virus which has spread to over 150 countries has hit the health of humans and the economy very badly. Owing to increasing cases of COVID-19, several countries have put in place travel restrictions.