Staying alive at the 7-11

From Manager, March 31, 2020
Signs on the buildings from above left: Department store: closed; Market: closed; Barber: closed; Coffee-Bread shop: closed; Steak shop: closed
Virus: Hey! The convenience store isn’t closed… We are staying alive!

[This refers to the habits of people, especially in rural provincial areas. Typically people socialize in the evening by shopping or going to pubs and restaurants. Once these were closed, people were thought to shop and hang out around the many 24-hour convenience stores that had not been ordered closed. These places are typical places for people to congregate outside even in normal times.
Shortly after this cartoon was published, the government did order an overnight closure for such places to enforce social distancing.]

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