Enhanced Community Quarantine Life in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

I chanced upon this post on my Facebook news feed and found it worth sharing. With a little edit in the first part (date and 1st paragraph), everything else I just copied and pasted here on my blog, as is, save for the format for ease of reading.  Original date of my copied post was April 3rd.


Wash your hands. Image created by Rok Mar. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives – help stop the spread of COVID-19.


Today April 30 is Day 48 and Extreme Community Quarantine has been extended until May 15th for our safety.

  • Curfew has been declared 8pm – 5am
    Quarantine Pass — issued, only ONE (1) per family, aged 18-59 years
    Schools suspended, students study on-line
    Forced Work From Home (for the lucky ones)
    Self-distancing measures
    People wear masks and gloves outside of their homes.
  • Tape on the floors at grocery stores, drugstores and others to help distance shoppers (6ft) from each other
    A limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors.
    Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed.
    Entire sports seasons cancelled.
  • Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events – cancelled.
    Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings – cancelled.
    No masses, churches are closed. Hear mass on TV or on-line.
    Malls are closed, restaurants and fast-food too
    No socialization with anyone outside of your home.
    Children’s outdoor play parks are closed.
  • We’ve been eating more as a family.
    More home-cooked meals, more experimental and creativity in cooking.
    We are to distance from each other. No handshakes, hugs or kisses.
    Two (2) rounds of Happy Birthday song while hand washing became the in-thing.
  • Shortage of masks, gowns, gloves for our front-line workers, as even we wear masks and gloves outside our homes.
    Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill.
    Panic buying sets in —- shortage on rubbing alcohol, toilet paper, hand towel, disinfecting supplies, paper towel, anti-bacterial hand soap, laundry soap, no hand sanitizer.
    Shelves are bare.
  • Wet markets open from 8 – 10am; 3-5pm
    Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitizers and PPE (personal protective equipment)
    Government closes the city borders to all non-essential travel.
    Old facilities open up for the overflow of Covid-19 patients.
    Make-shift hospital tents start to rise.
  • Press conferences daily from the Government.
    Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths.
    Government insists people to stay home.
    Barely anyone on the roads.
    Essential service workers are terrified to go to work.
    Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families.

This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 11th, 2020.

Why, you ask, do I write this status?
One day it will show up in my memory feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted.
We have so much
to be thankful for, to be grateful for.

We survived … we are alive…
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone.
We are all one! ❤️


Thanks to the original owner of this post.


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