Rishikesh to Amsterdam 1, from lockdown to lockdown
Rishikesh to Amsterdam 2, from lockdown to lockdown
Rishikesh to Amsterdam 3, from lockdown to lockdown
Rishikesh to Amsterdam 4, from lockdown to lockdown
On we go.
I have decided to make this a series of Facebook posts that are related to my lockdown time in Laxmanjhula.
As you all know, this is al related to the appearance of a new virus, the Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness.
And especially with the effects on our way of living due to measurements taken by governments all around the world.
The goal of all those measurements is to slow down the spreading of this still rather unknown virus, in order to keep the health systems operational.
The reactions to all of this are stunningly divers.
For now I just focus on making a report of what I reported on this subject, to begin with on March 3 2020.
I choose this date, because at that day I posted a interview with my favourite news analyst in the USA, Rachel Maddow.
This is just over 7 weeks ago now. She shares what she knows at that moment about the virus and how to deal with it. Notice that even as short ago as seven and a half weeks she is still shaking hands with her interviewer.
Me on Facebook, March 3
My favourite news analyst:
Me on Facebook, March 8
Me on Facebook, March 11
A bit of considered fact and other info.
On March 16 I posted another comment on how Trump was reacting to the upcoming troubles.
The same day I posted John Oliver’s take on the corona virus.
The next day I posted this:
Goed verhaal. We should worry and why.
At March 19 I share a so called memory, with a picture of the street opposite where I was then also staying. Later I will show a picture of the same piece of street ‘fully empty’. In the intro I mention for the first time early leaving India.
So, me on facebook om March 22.
It is already eary empty here, and for those still here, it is a matter of just making the best of it, with the place shutting down in a rash tempo. From now on there is a total flight stop for a week to and fro India. We’ll see what will happen. The world is a mysterious place. Always was, always will be. It’s 02.40 now. The dogs are still barking. I will go to sleep for a few hours now. This message will fly when the power cut is over. Probably without me noticing it. Aum Namaha shivaia.
India holds one-day curfew to test coronavirus defences
“Stay indoors and stay healthy.”