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Free Porn, TikTok & Toilet Paper: All The Ways People Are Dealing With Coronavirus

From free porn to TikTok and toilet paper.

The number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to grow across the globe, but there are still people making the best of a bad situation.

Whether it’s quarantined locals making music, museums offering free virtual tours or Woolworths putting an end to the insane toilet paper hoarding, there are a lot of good things happening right now.

We’ve rounded up a few of the best heart-warming stories as the world reacts to coronavirus:

People in quarantine are singing from their balconies.

Italy is in full lockdown, with locals quarantined to their houses to slow and stop the spread of the virus. But they haven’t gone quietly.

People have been performing on their balconies and from windows, with some people singing, others playing instruments, and others still just watching and cheering.

The Italian airforce also took to the skies to put on an emotional display meant to raise national spirits.

Woolworths has introduced dedicated shopping hours.

If you’ve been to the shops lately, you’ll know that pretty much everywhere is sold out of toilet paper, medicine, pasta and rice as people panic about the possibility of having to self-isolate.

So Woolworths has introduced a dedicated shopping hour to help society’s more vulnerable groups, who often have limited access to shops with even without the coronavirus panic buying.

From Tuesday, March 17, Woolworths supermarkets across the country will be opening exclusively for the elderly and people living with disabilities between 7am and 8am every day.

The dedicated shopping hours will run until at least Friday, March 20, but Woolworths will review its opening hours after that with the possibility to extend the program.

“This temporary measure will give them, and those with a disability, the opportunity to shop before ​our stores officially open – helping them obtain the ​essential ​items they need most in a less crowded environment,” said Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director Claire Peters.

More information, including a list of any stores that might be excluded, will be available on the Woolworths website later today.

Pornhub is giving Italians free Premium membership.

Pornhub is giving away free Premium memberships to people in Italy, so they can entertain themselves even when they’re not singing from their balconies.

A Premium membership normally costs $9.99 a month, but the website is waiving that cost for the entire month of March in Italy.

You can now stream art and culture for free.

As people quarantine themselves at home in order to slow the spread of the virus, Google has teamed up with 500 museums and galleries around the world to offer free virtual tours and online exhibits.

Google’s Art & Culture collection includes the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery and Tate in London, Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.

Meanwhile, the Louvre offers its own virtual tour and New York’s Metropolitan Opera is streaming nightly performances for free, starting on Tuesday, March 17.

And of course, TikTok has been on fire.

Many schools and universities have closed and switched to online classes that students video call in for, which is just as chaotic as it sounds.

Predictably, the teens have taken to TikTok to share the absurdity of their coronavirus-imposed online classes.

(Lead image: saby.r / TikTok & Wikimedia Commons)