In today's post, Margarete from New York reports on developments and related experiences during the Corona Crisis. She has not been directly affected by the pandemic and yet she and the entire urban population are suffering from the consequences of the state of emergency. It has led to a continuous sense of nervous strain and anxiety, caused, for example, by hearing constant siren wailing from emergency vehicles, which places maximum psychological strain on everyone. In addition, there is a strong feeling of isolation due to the social distancing measures, i.e. from having to work at home and take care of children at the same time.
Today with a story from Mauritius that shows how close joy and suffering can be. Lilian describes the world trip she took with her children and her husband when the Corona pandemic struck. When the outbreak occurred, the family decided to visit the man's stepfather in Mauritius, where they spent three months in lockdown. They had not seen his stepfather for more than 10 years and were now able to spend some very intense time with him.
Today's report reaches us from Latvia. It describes various problems and changes that have emerged as a consequence of the Corona pandemic. For example, it is extremely difficult or even impossible to get medical appointments, and the freedom to travel has also been severely restricted. Particularly if you have close relatives abroad, this can be very stressful. What is special about this week's post is that we can listen to it in Latvian and English.
Today with a report from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The jeweler Bablu tells us about the drastic consequences of the Corona pandemic for the many poor people in his city. Many of the people live on what they earn per day and, due to the lockdown, have no money to buy food. Bablu and many volunteers help where they can and cook meals for people who have no food. Bablu does this even if the lockdown itself has hit him hard.
Today a story from the biggest city of South Africa, Johannesburg. It‘s about the effects of limited consumption on peoples mindset during the lockdown. Unknown sides of our personality are comming sometimes to the surface through extrem situations.
Today with a post from Iran. Today's correspondent works at the largest hospital in Theran. He reports on the negative and also positive developments during the Covid-19 pandemic. On the one hand, he talks about people's current fears and worries and, on the other hand, about the positive change, for example, how people are focusing on the essentials of life again.
Today's entry is from Knut from the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. He works as a longhaul purser at Lufthansa and describes the many concerns his colleagues have been facing since the Corona pandemic. Even though the travel industry has already been through many crises, this one is particularly intense and poses existential questions for many people.
Today with a report from the Federal District of Brazil. Carolin is 26 years old and works as a nurse. She is proud to be able to support this socially relevant area. Due to her profession she is very much confronted with the current developments and she sees major problems in the health system of her country. After the first confirmed cases, many experts have assumed a worst-case scenario for Brazil, also because most people do not understand the importance of isolation.