Desperation

Being locked up is no fun. Being in a lockdown was fun until we realised it was as good as being locked up.

There were the hassles of getting our food and supplies online through various food agencies that had cropped up after the “lockdown”. This is a country that is apart from being locked down, also in a land locked situation with every land border sealed and only a narrow tract of airspace allowed for an infrequent plane to go across to a friendly county and over many unfriendly countries to some sort of friendly country. What a state of affairs, the world has come to.

At this time, online food supplies have jacked up their prices and each order takes more than a week to deliver and when they do deliver, prices are vastly different from what they were when ordered. When questioned, they have no answers. No one knows anything, which is another new normal that we have to live with.

Aeroplanes are operating now, meaning, evacuation flights are flying getting people out of the country to their home countries- these flights are for those incapacitated, pregnant women, those who have no visas to stay on or have lost their jobs because of the lockdown. All others are expected to stay put. This is getting people desperate- as there a lot of people( like us) who just want to go and be with our families, our children, our houses and live normal lives again, such as we may have.

Desperation drives people to extreme measures-hearing of businessmen committing suicide in frustration, because of businesses being suspended in time.

Wonder when people and the powers that be will realise that the lockdown does not solve problems but seems to just serve as postponing them, until they have time to deal with them.

I think people need to take action; as the WHO says, the COVID is not going anywhere fast- which I interpret as- as it is here to stay as an unwanted guest, we might as well learn to live with him/her or it, and deal with him, hoping one day he goes away. But because of him, we will not kneel down, or give in- our spirits, our lives, anything. What else can we do ?