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Come on in… but wash your hands first

A SUPERMARKET has set up a hand washing station by its front entrance in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The sink is outside The Grocery, Shoreditch, east London. The normally busy street resembled a ghost town yesterday after Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home and shop for basics ‘as infrequently as possible’.

Photographer TS Photo, 33, who took the image, said: ‘I found it very disconcerting. It was strange to witness this slow creep into shutdown.’

■ DAVID WALLIAMS is releasing a free audio story every day for parents to play to their children during lockdown. The comedian, 48, tweeted: ‘Those stuck at home with their kids may be able to relate to The World’s Worst Children. I’ll be releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for free. First up is The Terrible Triplets!’

■ A RETIRED pharmacist has come up with a colour coding system so people self-isolating can let others know if they need help with shopping from the safety of their home. Stuart Newsome (pictured), 64, handed out green and red cards to neighbours in Ripon, North Yorkshire. A green card in the front window means ‘I’m fine’, while a red one means ‘please help’.

■ A COUPLE whose wedding plans were cancelled by the crisis donated the unwanted roast beef and hog roast to NHS workers. Adam Gordon, 30, and his bride Fiona — who went ahead with a small church service — fed 400 staff at two hospitals in Hull. Fiona, 31, said: ‘We’re just happy to help bring a bit of light in the middle of all this.’