YORKSHIRE: Amid the scares of the novel COVID-19, an owner of a British amusement arcade replaced all the toys inside the claw machine with numerous toilet paper rolls. The idea came to him after he heard that there were shortages of the item.
The owner of Chapman's Funland in East Yorkshire's Bridlington was named Eddy Chapman. He said that he decided to do so after he heard the reports that the town was suffering shortages of such products as the deadly coronavirus takes over the whole world.
Chapman also told The Independent that his idea worked brilliantly as he received positive feedback from all the customers that came to his arcade. The idea not only promotes cleanliness but also amused people. He said, "Everybody that comes to it is laughing."
Following this move, another arcade owner named Rob Braddick of Ho Barts Amusement Arcade in England's Devon copied it with a slight change. He replaced the toys in his claw machines with hand sanitizers and soaps.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rapidly-spreading virus as a pandemic. So far, it has infected over 118,000 people across the world and has killed more than 4000 individuals.