As the pandemic unfolds we are all likely to face new unpredictable challenges each day. None of us will have all the answers. The answers will continue to evolve as the days go by. We are all on a journey, we can easily say.
Most people infact everyone has had to change the way they live, do things and relate with others. Its not sane to be indoors the whole day without thinking of your loved ones, family and friends. Watching TV all day is a boring task,your eyes get tired. Being online is another tipsy headache especially if you are following or avoiding the myths and conspiracy theories revolving around corona. You’ll see people die, others infected and affected, others being searched for and you can only hope and pray that they do not come in the neighborhood because asking a sick person where, when and who they had contact with is such a daunting task. Anyway we have to evolve even in this period of uncharted situations.
Companies have had to adjust the way they do business and control their staff. Others have laid staff off. Its not easy being an employer at this time. Laying off will come to your mind and at the same time sympathise with them because they also have families to feed. You end up agreeing with them to stay so they can save up a little to last for some days and that the salary has to be reduced since the business is going south and for them to keep safety as the first priority. They travel to work and the money they want to save is eaten up in transport cost. Leaving early so as to avoid the curfew hours and now another lock down in some areas. They end up following governments’ directive to stay at home.
We forget the pregnant women who nauseate upon the smell of sanitizers and soaps and they have to minimize movements at all costs. They are the riskier ones. You find them in supermarkets in a dilemma whether to condone the smell or go back. They ask for a bar of soap and viola stares trickle in. They are afraid to go to the hospital because they are not sure how safe it is. Some will wear masks others still roaming around unaware of their consequences.
The old are more afraid of what will happen. Some will understand others have literary no clue since the memories are fading. They ought to be guided in a slow and positive manner to prevent Bp and heart attacks.
There are also children who to be honest cannot survive in the house all day all week. They need to play or so do their bodies say. In plots they gather in a small open field oblivious of what is going on. Some parents improvisation of them wearing mask though they can’t shout and they hang them on their necks. This is among the hardest group to contain. Parents have now become their teachers giving assignments and marking, a reminder of many years that passed by without reading their books to see which homework they had been given. If they don’t have a field they play on balconies although in limited numbers. Its such a pity.
Then there’s the government doing all possible to help control the situation and hoping the citizens adjust themselves to obey the rules put in place.
Its a different scenario altogether where we form unprecedented collaboration towards the fight of Corona Virus.
#StaySafe #We shall overcome #Be a keeper