For my future memories feed:
Three months after the total lock-down was initiated.
– One US dollar is 76 Indian rupees.
– Schools have been closed since mid March and are teaching remotely on-line. This will continue for the rest of the school year.
– There are lines / tapes inside the stores to keep people 6 feet apart.
– Restaurants only for home delivery & pick-up.
– Parks, beaches and walk-in places are not accessible to the public.
– All sports competitions have been cancelled.
– All festivals and entertainment events have been banned.
– Weddings, family celebrations and birthdays have been cancelled. Funerals limited to immediate cohabitants.
– People are doing drive-by parades to celebrate birthdays!
– Young kids can’t understand why they can only see grandparents & other extended family and friends on a screen or thru a window if someone visits in person.
– Hugs and kisses are not given.
– Places of worship are closed or online.
– We have to stay away from each other more than a meter.
– Shortage of masks and gloves in hospitals.
– There are fewer ventilators than there should be.
– People are wearing masks, some places even REQUIRE that you wear them to enter! People are even making their own masks for sale or donation to medical facilities!
– Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and anything Lysol or Clorox is in short supply and limited per person…. IF you can even find them!
– Store check outs, pharmacies and even fast food drive thru windows have added plexiglass between employee and customer. Have to reach around or under to pay!
– You can’t find isopropyl alcohol easily. .. supply per person is limited.
– almost all countries have closed their borders.
– Every city has been divided into tiny zones & an instant fine issued for crossing the zone without a valid reason. (Transport workers, Essential services etc)
– No one is traveling for leisure. Airports empty. Tourism has the worst crisis in history.
Why do I post this?
Next year & then every year after, this day will make me remember how world can change upside down in no time and it will be an annual reminder that life is precious & that nothing should be taken for granted. We are where we are with what we have. Let’s be grateful.
This text is anonymous, it’s not mine, but I copied because I want to remember it too.