The increasing Covid-19 cases have once again put us all on an alert mode. The governments are coming up with guidelines, schemes and programs to help the citizens. In one such outreach program, Japan Government is distributing care packages among the people who are quarantining after being tested positive. Picture of one such care package has gone viral on social media garnering applauds from people across the world. It all started with a Reddit post from a handle named ‘FriedCheesCurdz’. The post featured a care package sent over to the person, after he was tested positive.
The user wrote, “I got tested positive for covid a couple days ago. Every morning I get a phone call that requires me to update how I am feeling that day in regards to temperature, symptoms, and oxygen levels. They asked me if I wanted to stay in a hotel to which I declined since I live alone. They then asked me if I wanted food to be sent to my house, to which I agreed (it was free).”
As per the picture, the package included multiple boxes noodles, chips, ramens, chocolates, and several other snacks and drinks. “This care package was not what I expected however. I am not sure if it’s identical to what others who have tested positive in Tokyo have received,” the post further read. Take a look:
The post went viral in no time, garnering 113k upvotes (likes) and more than 4k comments. “I look at this and I think “damn, I should move to Tokyo and get COVID” and then my other braincell started functioning,” read a comment.
Another user mentioned, “To add for the Hotel option: I’m currently in mandatory quarantine for returning to Japan. I get a higher quality bento and a water bottle three times a day to my door. Unfortunately, I have no option to warm it up, but it’s still tasty. Phone calls are the same. The room is very small but I have a nice view outside.”
That’s not all. The picture further initiated discussion about governments’ schemes and programs from around the world. One such instance is this tweet by a Twitter user name Dr. Lucky Tran. He shared the picture of the care package on Twitter and wrote alongside, “For those saying “there isn’t much more the US government can do,” look at what someone in Japan gets sent when they test positive for COVID so that they can recover and isolate.”
Read the complete post here:
For those saying “there isn’t much more the US government can do,” look at what someone in Japan gets sent when they test positive for COVID so that they can recover and isolate.
The tweet received more than 25k likes and hundreds of comments. In the comments section, a Twitter user from Japan further shared an unboxing video of the package he received from the government. Take a look:
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