For my future memories feed:
Today is Friday May 1, 2020.
- We have had 41 days of social isolation.
- One US dollar is 75.40 Indian rupees.
- Schools have been closed since mid March and are teaching remotely on-line. This will continue for the rest of the school year.
- There are lines / tapes inside the stores to keep people 6 feet apart.
- Bars and restaurants only for home delivery & pick-up.
- Parks, beaches and walk-in places are not accessible to the public.
- All sports competitions have been cancelled.
- All festivals and entertainment events have been banned.
- Weddings, family celebrations and birthdays have been cancelled. Funerals limited to immediate cohabitants.
- People are doing drive-by parades to celebrate birthdays!
- Young kids can’t understand why they can only see grandparents & other extended family and friends on a screen or thru a window if someone visits in person.
- Hugs and kisses are not given.
- Places of worship are closed or online.
- We have to stay away from each other more than a meter.
- Shortage of masks and gloves in hospitals.
- There are fewer ventilators than there
- People are wearing masks, some places even REQUIRE that you wear them to enter! People are even making their own masks for sale or donation to medical facilities!
- Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and anything Lysol or Clorox is in short supply and limited per person.... IF you can even find them!
- In Pune and Mumbai, India shops are only open from 10 am to 12 Noon.
- Store check outs, pharmacies and even fast food drive thru windows have added Plexiglas between employee and customer. Have to reach around or under to pay!
- You can't find isopropyl alcohol easily. .. supply per person is limited.
- almost all countries have closed their borders.
- Every city has been divided into tiny zones & an instant fine issued for crossing the zone without a valid reason. (Transport workers, Essential services etc)
- No one is travelling for leisure, Airports empty, Tourism has the worst crisis in history.
- Two of the greatest actors of cinema, Sir Irrfan Khan (53) and Rishi Kapoor (67) passed away. Their work will be missed.
Why do I post this?
Next year & then every year after, this status will appear in my Facebook memories feed. And it will be an annual reminder that life is precious & that nothing should be taken for granted. We are where we are with what we have. I am grateful.
This text is anonymous, it's not mine, but I copied because I want to remember it too.