Friday, 30 October 2020 04:45

New Corona Stamp on Toilet Paper by Austria Post

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New Corona Stamp on Toilet Paper by Austria Post New Corona Stamp on Toilet Paper by Austria Post

Austria postal service prints coronavirus-themed stamp on toilet paper. The stamp was inspired by the panic-buying of toilet paper when COVID-19 first hit Europe in the spring. It shows a baby elephant, a symbol which has encouraged citizens to keep their distance during the pandemic.The stamp shows a drawing of a baby elephant to indicate the 1-meter physical distancing advice used in Austria

The national delivery service said it got the idea for the three-layered stamp when hygienic products, in particular toilet paper, became a symbol for panic-buying. The splurges were sparked by lockdowns implemented to curb infections as the pandemic took hold across Europe earlier this year.

However, it took several months to turn the vision into reality due to a lack of material."Domestic toilet paper was sold out for a long time and difficult to get in the required quantities," the state-controlled mail service said in a statement, reported by news agency dpa.

 

Keep your distance

The stamp shows an image of a baby elephant, which has been used in Austria to symbolize the 1-meter (3.2 feet) physical distancing advice used in the European country to avoid the spread of the novel virus.

The novelty doesn't end there, though. The stamp has the unusual value of €2.75 plus a surcharge of €2.75 ($3.25), as the mail service donates half of the price to help those who have been severely affected by the pandemic.