A month in lockdown – A is for awareness



Before I start, I should have blogged this yesterday. It has been a few years since I did the A-Z blogging challenge and had forgotten about it until an email appeared from a fellow blogger in my inbox. The challenge is quite straightforward, blog everyday in April, except Sundays, with subjects that follow the alphabet. It’s all a bit of fun.

I may be a bit late for this year but here goes. Hopefully I will have caught up by Monday. My subject is ‘A month in lock down’.

By the time April started I had already been in lockdown for a little over two weeks following the government’s advice to stay at home to help combat the spread of Covid-19. What little work I have now I can do from home and so the transition, in that respect, has been relatively painless. There is a difference however between working from home of your own volition and being made to do so. A minor point as all of my colleagues are in the same boat.

A is for awareness and I find it difficult to believe that anyone is not aware of the threat from the virus and the steps being taken to avoid overwhelming the health service. There is nothing else on the news and my twitter feed is filled with people either praising or lambasting the government’s efforts to get on top of the situation. More of the latter in my case.

If you are not aware then all of the government sites (such as  www.gov.uk) give good advice. For all of our sakes please follow it.

I have been using the following site to give me an update on global and country specific numbers. 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries As i write this it stands at 937,000 people infected. These are frightening numbers and I suspect underreported.

Stay safe.

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