We all need a bit of good news heading into the weekend.
Lads, it has been one hell of a week.
The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a lot of sadness, anxiety and upset globally. We have, of course, been asked to social distance from each other, in the hopes of stopping the spread of the illness.
If you have turned the news on at any stage this week, you will have been bombarded with news about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). And while we do think it’s important to stay informed, it can get a bit overwhelming.
So, I have decided to share some good news with you all. Lovely things that have happened this week, stories that show how amazing communities are, and just general stuff to make you smile at a time when you may really need a reason to.
Irish Distillers are making hand sanitiser
Irish Distillers – the gorgeous people who make our beloved Jameson Whiskey – is branching out into hand sanitising gel. The company is going to supply the hand sanitiser for free to the Health Service Executive, in partnership with Cork firm Mervue Laboratories. You simply love to see it guys!
Supermarkets are designating special hours for the elderly
As we are all aware, when it comes to the Coronavirus, elderly people are in a high risk category in terms of contracting the illness. This, of course, makes it scary for older people to go out to buy essentials like food and medicine. Thankfully, loads of supermarkets, like Tesco and Dunnes Stores, have designated special hours for those in the high risk categories. Lovely, right?
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Bank of Ireland are waving contactless fees
Bank of Ireland has temporarily removed its contactless payment fee of 1c per transaction effective immediately. The bank said the fee will be dropped “effective immediately for the duration of the public health emergency”. The move is, of course, to discourage the use of cash during the coronavirus outbreak.
Instagram Live Concerts
As a result of the outbreak of the Cornavirus, loads of large scale events have been cancelled all over the world. Sporting events and concerts have either been postponed or cancelled, which is obviously disappointing for everyone. However, all week, famous musicians have been going live on Instagram, performing mini concerts from their homes. John Legend, Niall Horan, Dermot Kennedy and many more famous faces have embraced the #TogetherAtHome movement, and sure, isn’t that just lovely?
So you see? While it may be hard to see right now, it isn’t all doom and gloom out there. There are some great things happening in the world, that show just how wonderful humans can be.
Look after yourself, and have a great weekend.