COVID-19 – Diaries – Part 1(B) – Day 1 of my lockdown
They say that if you happen to live long enough as you can,
Then you will most likely get to witness so many things that you never thought were ever possible
I am talking about “things” like COVID-19 and what has come out of it’s presence in our midst!
Never before in my whole entire life did I ever imagine that I could be locked down in one place and area by a mere utterance of words and an Executive order from the President
Never did I ever imagine that a curfew could be such a “horrible idea” to so many people who are used to interacting with one another
Never in my life could I ever imagine that the day will come when many of us could really get “to see” the Internet, as it is!
Most of all, never could I ever imagine myself dressing up just to go nowhere…..(eye-roll….I see you. I will explain shortly)
Our President here….finally did what so many of us expected him to do anytime
To order a “charter” of lockdowns onto us for a specified number of days, to begin with.
As the title says, we started our 14-day in-home quarantine, which is MANDATORY for all citizens, I am told but don’t believe.
So, I basically went to bed having this at the back of my mind…and all my other plans I had for the next day
Ready, mentally, for what’s coming my way these days to come!
Now, this I didn’t even do wholeheartedly and complete since I had a number of inconveniences that I will tell you about later
I only managed to watch the first 15 minutes of the entire span of an hour and a half!
And now, I came to terms with taking my shower, breakfast and head out to our small municipal town for some errands
See….our quarantine isn’t so clear…it’s as fluid as you may deem it to be….provided you don’t get caught on the wrong side!
Many of us weren’t in our homes fully stacked away at our TV’s or computers or beds
Here, things work differently….apparently, we have a saying that goes like, “you can’t have a first-world problem and introduce a third-world solution to end it. It won’t work.”
I left and handled all my errands…no troubles or hustles, whatsoever
Came back home and decided to call up my personal person, at the time,…to have a chat with them….which all went well!
I did have my lunch, too
And settled myself down to catch up on all these shows that I had missed for all this while….
And yes….we went into the evening….
Now, perhaps, I didn’t share with you earlier is that
We have a “mandatory night-curfew”, as well
That starts at 7PM going all the way till 6:30AM!
I am told so many things happened on our roads all over the country
We will get into those details shortly….
Next up, I will be telling you about my very first
“Night of 14”!
A lot happened but I will hold it in with me, for now….
~ Are you having curfew? How is it coming? ~