I originally started this post writing about how the whole Coronavirus situation is globally pretty much out of control.
Then it descended into a rant…, which isn’t really what is needed, or indeed what I want to post!
If we didn’t know before, we now have conclusive proof that he world truly has gone mad!
It all started, or at least was first reported, in China back in December.
Unregulated free movement of people between Continents facilitated the worldwide spread of the disease. Leaders around the World first either dithered or claimed denial; either way they failed to take action and possibly now it may be too late.
It’s certainly too late for the thousands that have already died.
Last night, at 20:30 UK time, our Government effectively put our Country, the United Kingdom into lock-down.
What does this mean?
Well, basically, unless you are going shopping for food or have a medical emergency everyone must stay at home. Initially this situation will last a minimum of three weeks, and then it will be reviewed. Obviously essential services and medical staff are given more latitude.
In essence this is a good idea, to stop people mingling and therefore, hopefully, restrict the spread of the virus.
To me, it does appear to be action well overdue.
Whilst at first glance it may all appear a bit draconian, but there are, as ever in any situation, definite plus points.
At present the UK is largely blessed with glorious early Spring weather and whilst we are in effect starting a period of “house arrest” here at Dookes H.Q. things are not bad at all. Mrs Dookes works from home anyway and I’m retired.
It’s a time to count one’s blessings; we live in a beautiful part of the world, we have a lovely home and we have sunshine!
Stay safe out there, wherever you are. Look after yourselves and hopefully we’ll all make it through to the other side.
I have a feeling that the world is going to be a very different place in future.
Catch you soon