Hi, Coffee Friends! Hi, Guys! Our topic today is quite serious. Our topic today is quite serious. It’s about the Corona Virus here in Singapore. We heard for the news that the Corona Virus Alert level here in SG was raised to ORANGE. In case some of you don’t know The Alert Level starts with GREEN, followed by YELLOW after that is ORANGE then finally, RED. However, Despite of that, according to the government, there is no reason for us to panic. Right? Yes, because it’s not that widespread yet. Unless, we raised to RED then it means Corona Virus is already widespread. Yeah, and aside from that, according to them It’s still not yet required to wear masks (unless you are sick or not feeling well) Another thing is, we are being consistently being reminded to maintain our personal hygiene (wash hands, sanitize…) If you are sick, stay at home However, we are going to find out How is Singapore coping or dealing with it? So, we’re going to see. We are now here in Sri Murugan We can buys groceries here (veggies, fruits) As you can see… We come here regularly and people definitely don’t buy this much They bought quite a handful today It looks like the stocks are running out. These veggies… this area is almost wiped out The people in line are quite long too… It seems like there was a commotion here stocks are really running out… So what are we buying? How about rice? So far, there’s still rice. Have you bought rice already? Yeah, I bought already. This is where they put rice. So far, still have. but this rack looks quite wiped out. Even below here- still have! Based on what we saw just now, compare to normal days, there are more customers today in Sri Murugan. Let us check in other place. Maybe that kind of situation is only in Sri Murugan Let’s check in NTUC, maybe they have more things being sold in there. But you saw that people really bought a lot of groceries. They’re carrying a lot of plastic bags, right? We are now here inside of Northpoint Shopping Mall, here in Yishun This doesn’t look like a normal weekend when there are so many people. Today, it seems like… you can count them. and it’s a bit quiet here too. (Yeah) This is normally a noisy place. The number of people wearing masks is increasing daily We are now here in Watson’s and we are going to check if they still have masks Let’s ask if they still have masks we actually do not need to ask, masks are OUT OF STOCK here in Watson’s. there’s also no more hand sanitizers. We will go to the next store (What’s the name of the store?) WELCIA I think they also have a notice. Yeah, they also have a notice. also SOLD OUT here in Welcia: masks, hand sanitizers, alcohol We’ve been to Watson’s & Welcia Both shops have no stock of masks alcohol hand sanitizers, and also wet wipes There is still one more drugstore here, right? Yeah, in Guardian, let’s go there. (Yeah, let’s check.) We are here in Guardian so, we will see… it’s the same. masks & n95 are sold out this rack actually was for the wet wipes also no more. We are going inside Cold Storage actually, there’s not much people here in Cold Storage unlike in NTUC where there are so many people so far, there’s still food Yey! Good news…. there’s roasted chicken at $4.90 quite wiped out also, whatever they were selling here. so far so good what they had here was… hand gels, betadine now no more stock here on the other side are hand soaps below are liquid soaps even the liquid soaps are also starting to be sold out but they still have a few for those who don’t have liquid soap at home, there are still stock here in Cold Storage, Yishun We are now here in Value Dollar We normally buy stuff here to send to hometown, like chocolates People come here because it’s always SALE here products are cheap so far, they still have a lot of chocolates to sell look at this what was there? sanitizers? this side used to have wet wipes this side also used to have wet wipes on the good side, they still have a lot of toothpastes Guys, we are now here in NTUC look how much people lining up in the cashiers The good news is, there’s still roasted pork and roasted chicken! We have food for tonight! What can you say about what we saw today? People got panic, we both saw that there were almost no more stocks of canned goods, noodles…. How about you? Any words? Hhhmmm, a lot of things were wiped out like rice, but there are quite a lot that are still available the ones that were really OUT OF STOCK were masks, sanitizers even the wet wipes are also running out but the question is, can you blame the public for reacting in such a way? so far, it was understandable, right? they also have no idea what can happen anytime soon… and at the same time, we don’t know until when (this kind of situation) I think it’s ok to be ready it’s ok to be prepared but at the same time, stay calm don’t panic and always think of helping others no matter what because the more that we hoard products the more that we don’t help others Furthermore, have you seen how much the online sellers take advantage of the situation? Yeah, I saw that. I hope, we don’t do that. Afterall, every one of us is in need. This is the right time for us to show our humanity to help each other and this virus, it will come to pass. Let’s take care of ourselves. Maintain our health and personal hygiene Together we can do this. See you again, Coffee friends! (Bye!) Bye!