Pandemic is defined as an epidemic that occurs over a wide area, crossing international boundaries, and usually affects a large number of people. (Porta 2014l
It has been months now that we are experiencing this pandemic brought about by the virus called Covid-19. It has devastated the life of almost many, has greatly affected the businesses; big and small, health, lifestyle, income of most all over the world.
I would like to share my insights, observations, heard and seen over the television and media platforms, and our new normal practices during this crisis.
1. When the outbreak of the virus was disclosed in our country, my family became scared especially as we watch the television reporting positive cases increasing suddenly. We are scared to go the groceries to buy our food and necessities.
When our country was placed on community quarantine everyone panicked thus rushing to supermarkets, groceries stores to buy essentials and food to store for the coming days.
2. As we are placed on quarantine, this become and may say one of the best days of our lives as family because we get to see and bond every single day. We are able to discover our different sides and ways, may it be talent and skill, attitudes and differences. Making sure also that we communicate with our other family members who are in the provinces. And, looking forward to everyday of for us to bond as we cook our favourite meal, watch movies and play games.
3. As a member of the family goes to the grocery to buy food and essentials, it has become our practice to wash and sanitize everything outside before bringing them in. One thing, even money is being washed and dried. Sanitize door knobs, switches, remotes, gates. It may be vain but it has become a new normal in doing these things every now and then.
4. I also read and seen the photos of the mountains that is more green and bright that were not seen before due to air pollution. Water from the sea also becomes clearer.
Moreover, the sky is clearer and the air is a bit better compared to the past years. We can now sip our coffee in front our house in the morning than we used to as the wind is fresh and a little bit cold.
Lastly, this pandemic is one of the challenges we are experiencing and I believe that we are able to learn from it, become conscious of our health. That we learn to appreciate small things, spending more time with our loved ones. That we realixe the values it entails.
This pandemic devastated our lives but when we rise as one we can conquer, prosper and steadfast beyond our expectations.
I pray that our land will be healed, as we stand anew, learnt, stronger, and fruitful.