As Australia is gripped by bog roll shortage, tabloid says: Here, fill your dunny with us

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NT News prints 8-page ‘special liftout’ amid coronavirus panic.

“Wouldn’t wipe my arse with it” is an expression you’ll commonly hear in the UK to describe a newspaper the speaker doesn’t like. However, tomorrow Aussie tabloid the Northern Territory News will invite its readers to do exactly that.

In case you haven’t noticed, 2020 has been pretty apocalyptic and Q1 isn’t even done yet. Not satisfied with setting up a potential World War 3 and Getting Brexit Done™, the world decided it would be a great time to have a bit of a pandemic – a worryingly lethal one at that for older, more vulnerable folk.

The coronavirus panic, rightly or wrongly, has now spread Down Under, where shoppers are stripping shelves of hand sanitisation gel and bulk-buying bog roll as though having a surplus will protect them from what is primarily a respiratory infection…