what you need to know
COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, has forced multiple governments around the world to declare lockdown so that everyone stays home and distances themselves from society to prevent the spread of the virus. Multiple countries are in either full time or partial lockdown, including:
- El Salvador
- and many more.
The reason all these countries are on lockdown is because the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly. As of April 12th, there are a total of 1,797,512 cases all over the world, and the most cases in the world right now are in the USA, at 534,494 cases.
my response: what can we do?
To limit the spread of the virus and to flatten the curve, I think everyone should do their part by staying home and socially distancing themselves as recommended by experts. I think that if people start making an effort to reduce the cases, socially isolate themselves, and just stay at home, there would be a huge improvement in the number of cases, which would, of course, affect the number of deaths as well. However, only if people make an effort to improve the situation and accept the severity of the situation will there be any development towards a coronavirus-free world.
Everyone should be doing their part to flatten the curve by staying home, and isolating themselves from others to stop, or at least lessen the spread of COVID-19. Even if you think you’re healthy and fit, and that the virus wouldn’t affect you, think of the sweet old lady who lives next door, or your grandparents that give you birthday money every year and never fail to fill you with sweets. They might not be able to survive the virus, so instead of thinking about whether you will be affected or not, you should think about the people who will be affected.
There are also the people who aren’t afraid of death, only thinking about themselves and having “fun,” not considering that if they were carrying the virus, they wouldn’t be the only ones affected. Everywhere they would go, they would spread it there, whether it’s at home, or the grocery store, or their friend’s house. People should be staying home not for themselves, but at least for others, so the people who are at the most risk can stay safe.
what we’re doing
At home, my family and I are trying to find new ways to pass our time. Here in India, our three-week lockdown has turned into a five-week lockdown until April 30th, so now we have to get creative to make sure we don’t go crazy from staying at home for another two weeks. I photographed a couple things my family is doing to pass time at home.
Something all the families in my apartment building are doing is making sure the watchmen at the gate are being properly fed because they are still coming to work throughout this pandemic, and it’s the least we could do for them.
what are you doing?
I’m eager to know how you are socially distancing and if you are donating to support the first responders still working throughout this pandemic.
In the comments please share:
- What else do you think we should be doing to reduce the number of cases of the Coronavirus?
- How are you and your family passing time at home?
- Have you made any donations yet?