Corner Store Owner Gives Away More Than $6,000 in Free Goods to Seniors Preparing for Quarantines

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A Scottish convenience store has given away thousands of dollars in free toilet paper, antibacterial handwash, tissues, and anti-inflammatories to seniors staying home amidst novel coronavirus warnings. Customers over the age of 65 and those with mobility issues facing self-isolation can either pick up the free goods at the Day-Today convenience store in Drylaw, Edinburgh or have the “coronavirus kits” delivered to their house for free by calling the shop. 34-year-old shop owner Zahid Iqbal has already given away more than 1,000 kits, and he says he hopes it “sets a good example” for other consumers and businesses as shop shelves have been left bare from panic-buying.