As the country passes the one-month mark of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the tally of confirmed cases now stands at 9,762. Since yesterday, more than 450 more people have been admitted to hospital.
And it is, there, in the hospitals, that nurses and doctors are battling this pandemic. People all over the world, including the Netherlands, are applauding their efforts. In this vein, the biggest supermarket chain in the country, Albert Heijn (AH), is giving employees of all healthcare institutions in the Netherlands priority at all their shops.
“if there is a queue at the [shop] entrance, they have priority,” says Marit van Egmond, AH’s CEO. “With the enormous workload they now have, they must be able to do their shopping at a time that suits them.” She added that some AH shops might be closed for short periods during the day. This is necessary in order to restock shelves safely.
Als @gem_Eindhoven kregen we in verband met de #CoronaCrisis gelegenheid de #citybeacons te gebruiken voor onze boodschap. Dinsdag aangeboden, vrijdag up and running! Hulde voor het aanbod en de snelle werkwijze. pic.twitter.com/vfOYkv12Sf
— John Jorritsma (@JJorritsma040) March 27, 2020
Meanwhile, the Eindhoven City Council is using its digital message boards, the city beacons, to spread its messages – both of its preventative measures as well as those of thanks and solidarity.
Source: Albert Heijn
Translator: Melinda Walraven