These Heartwarming Initiatives During The Covid-19 Outbreak Will Make You Believe In Kindness

Text: Yap Jin Wen & Yeong Hui Min

 

The numbers of Covid-19 cases are going up by the hour, and it’s definitely hitting us hard here in Malaysia. It’s so dire that many countries are taking sweeping measures like social distancing, closing restaurants, and barring foreign entries. We ourselves aren’t spared from the snafu as our country went into a partial lockdown starting today until the end of this month.

It’s depressing and anxiety stirring, but good Samaritans out there have been giving us glimmers of hope with their altruistic acts and heartwarming stories. From supermarkets reserving extra minutes for the elderly and disabled to  celebrities performing impromptuly for quarantined fans, here are some examples to believe in humanity again!

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Special Opening Hours For The Elderly And Vulnerable

The panic buying that hit supermarkets around Malaysia isn’t helping, especially for those who have inconveniences and do not have easy access to daily necessities. Jaya Grocer decided to open their doors before their regular operating hours for senior citizens and vulnerable during the Movement Control Order, at 9.30 am from 18 to 31 March to provide a safe shopping environment for those in need. TeamCLEO’s PSA: just stock up on what you need, don’t panic buy!

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