Date Published 24 April 2020
In this two-minute round-up, we share some of the good news and positive things happening during life under lockdown across Milton Keynes and the UK.
Welcome to the Feel Good Friday update from us at TOTAL Lettings.
Here are four fantastic pieces of news we've picked out from plenty of others which made us smile this week.
Humanity's Best Friend – We all know dogs are great companions at times like this but check this out. According to a report from The Telegraph's website, dogs are being trained to detect coronavirus in passengers arriving at UK airports.
It's thought that a 0.5-second sniff could detect the virus in asymptomatic travellers. The group of canine champions includes three Cocker Spaniels, a Labrador, a Labradoodle, and a Labrador Golden Retriever.
Natural Wonders – It was World Earth Day on Wednesday, and we marked it with a round-up of some of the positive impacts the reduction in travel, production and consumption have had on the planet.
These include: Cleaner air and clearer water being reported from as far away as Venice to Venezuela. Animals are also enjoying more freedom thanks to less human activity with deer roaming in Japanese villages, killer whales being seen for the first time in a generation off the coast of Canada and our personal favourite, goats strolling around the Welsh town of Llandudno.
Lockdowns Loosened in Europe
The UK may be in lockdown for another three weeks but hope springs from across Europe. Austria has allowed small shops to reopen and there are plans to ease Germany's lockdown, with some shops due to resume trade next week.
Denmark allowed schools to start back up and barbers and hairdressers reported a boom in trade as people got rid of their lockdown locks.
And finally, ….
We're proud to see our industry doing their bit to help local communities across the UK by offering to talk to lonely people who are self-isolating and just need a natter over the phone. We at TOTAL are supporting the "NHS Volunteer Responders" by collecting shopping and delivering prescriptions for vulnerable residents.
It's incredible to see the generosity, compassion, kindness, and care people are showing across Milton Keynes, the UK and indeed the World.
From all at TOTAL Lettings if there is anything we can do to support members of our community in Milton Keynes, please get in touch.
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