An Australian newspaper is tackling the toilet paper shortage in the country, the only way they know-how.
According to reports, the newspaper printed an extra eight pages to be used as toilet paper after coronavirus fears prompted customers to bulk buy supplies, leaving some supermarket shelves bare.
In a bid to tackle the shortage, The NT News provided a controversial but practical solution.
“Run out of loo paper? The NT News cares,” the newspaper read.
“That’s why we’ve printed an eight-page special pull-out, complete with handy cut lines, for you to use in an emergency.”
The editor of NT News, Matt Williams, said in an interview with the Guardian Australia that it was “certainly not a crappy edition.”
Australians are buying so much toilet paper that some supermarkets have been left with empty shelves and Kleenex has told customers not to panic, CNN reported.
Australia’s largest supermarket announced on Wednesday that it would be limiting customers to four packs of toilet roll per transaction both in-store and online “to ensure more customers can access stock.”
Meanwhile, Americans have been stocking up on hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, toilet paper and other products to prepare for the spread of coronavirus.