With this blog post, we want to give people from around the world and from different backgrounds the opportunity to tell their personal stories in times of the Corona pandemic. Today with a personal story from the Cape Region of South Africa, more precisely from the city of Stellenbosch. For Ann Louw, a professor of chemistry, it was personally painful that the lockdown meant her granddaughter's first birthday would not take place physically as a group celebration. However, she did find a solution in the form of a digital birthday party. But listen for yourself.
Because the Corona pandemic has now reached all the countries of the world and is impacting the lives of the majority of the world’s population, we, two students of Cusanus University, are interested in learning about people in other places of the world beyond what the media has covered. The aim is to enter into a socially relevant dialogue at the interface between academic scholarship and society, and to authentically provide different perspectives. With this goal in mind, we want to ask people from different regions of the world to offer their own interpretations, their own narratives of the current situation. The blog posts are displayed in alphabetical order of regions, countries and cities. Note: The information provided here represents the individual opinions and individual experiences of those persons interviewed.