This is a quick update on some of my experiences during the COVID19 pandemic.
My cycling is about to kick off, albeit in a very limited fashion, maybe just in and around my city locality. But, I can’t live without it. So, I will take whatever is on the plate.
We had a close shave after being indirectly exposed to a seriously ill COVID19 patient in a hospital nearby. A family member got very sick and we admitted them to the hospital when a severely ill patient in their Intensive Care Unit on another floor, developed COVID19 symptoms. The young man was immediately shifted to another COVID19 specialty hospital where he, unfortunately, passed away. Thereafter, we went into medical quarantine for 14 days. We are out of it and are OK.
The lockdown here in my city has been extended but they have divided the city into ‘Green, Orange, and Red’ zones. The red zones are under complete lockdown, orange ones have a partial lockdown while green zones are fully open. In any case, people are NOT permitted to loaf or loiter on the streets in any zone. The police stations here are becoming the biggest COVID19 casualties with police people serving in red zones regularly getting infected. This may pose a law and order issue in the future.
The good news is that people here are learning to cope and live with this infection. Is there any other way? Life goes on even in the worst of circumstances. Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst should be the motto.
PS:- Dated 9 May 2020