I don’t know where to even begin.
Ok. In January I was working in Dubai and was commuting using public transport.
I started wearing a mask as we heard that could help. At that point I just heard mask and I took out my disposible masks I use for charcoal and pastels art. Now I don’t think it would have helped.
People were scared, but not this scared.
I saw a mildest form of xenophobia against east Asians. I don’t think it’s mild to people on the point of knife.
Then came traveling. In February dubai and Pakistan both were out of panick zone.
I attending a big fat Pakistani wedding where if you dont hug guests 3 times you probably hate them (only between same genders).
Then a baby came in family. So we were in and out of hospital a lot.
Not even concern.
Things blew up last few days.
A large number of a particular sect entered Pakistan from Iran border and .. you wouldn’t believe.
They are in thousands. A lot of them entered through screening and were later tracked and tested. Only a small fraction was successfully tracked but what about people they have been interacting with?
And when screening started at the border, some influential geniuses decided it’s a brilliant idea to go and use thier influence to bring them without any test or they will be moved to quarantine.
Like..are you out of your mind?
As number of reported cases are shooting up, government has started taking serious measures. Which is good, finally.
Schools are closed. Wedding halls/venues and shut down as people were enjoying weddings in full swing.. and spreading illnesses in full swing too.
But public attitude is mixed to a mind boggling level.
Here nothing is short. Because nobody gives a f***!
Yea. My dad drove us crazy and told us to stock essentials for a few months. Just few like 3 to 4 as it’s heading towards a lockdown situations.
And no it’s not a truck load of toilet paper. People please be rational.
People are just roaming around like nothing has happened they are waiting for more reported cases I guess and they don’t fully understand what a pandemic is. As even my grandparents hasn’t seen anything like this in thier whole life.
Either people are panick and paranoid or they just don’t care.
I have a runny nose and bit of allergy situation. And then my baby niece sneezed and I was like…omg I got corona virus and I infected her as she is just 10 days old.
Last 2 days have been panick and chaos and cases in pakistan are rising real fast. On the other hand people are hardly going out in Dubai and actually stocking grocery and my friend told me, “well you come here now I dont know how will you survive as people are going crazy at stores.”
International cricketers who came to Pakistan for Pakistan Super League has left today.
I’m clueless about when is the right time to go back home. And that affects everything. My whole to do list has flown out of window.
I don’t know where to order my proof copies. I had to get some documents attested and everything is slowing down or shut down.
After 2 and a half months of extreme socializing (mostly out of necessity) I doubt my own health. I got anxious and ordered 4 cans of disinfectant spray. I just got 2 bottles few days back. We have sanitizer on 3 4 corners of home.
Now another problem. If you try to maintain a distance, people get offended..like cmon!! Don’t you know what’s going on?
In mosque today that person who leads the prayer announced people should stand close (that’s done usually to avoid gaps and save space) but religion doesnt want to kill you!! He could avoid it today or untill the time it’s here.
It’s a virus and it’s in the air and its spreading like wild fire people understand!
This drove dad to almost over the edge..just almost!
He is not well. The way general public is taking it lightly is boiling his blood. And he is not even wrong.
Well I can keep on going.
It’s scary and sad.
Just a message, please wash your hands often, dont touch your face. Stay clean. Avoid going out untill necessary. Avoid gatherings.
And take care of yourselves please.
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