In 3 hours we go into lockdown! Wish me luck!

posted 3 days ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
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Blushing bee

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missviolet92 :  South Africa is joining the lockdown train in 13 hours time – it seems like SA and NZ are the only countries where restaurants and food delivery services are suspended. And they are banning the sale of alcohol and cigarettes (even from a grocery store)…. And be glad that you are allowed to walk around your neighbourhood – we are not allowed to leave our premises (except for essential items or to go to work for essential jobs) – not even to walk the dog! 

Post # 48
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Helper bee

We have been on locked down since yesterday, but me and my husband have been inside since already a week. Luckily I was like you. I have stocked up some essential stuff before the chaos begin as well. We live in one bedroom apartment, so quite tiny for both of us to stay home only. Both of us going mental slowly. 
I’m planning to buy a game console to lighten the mood a bit. As an introvert I am, I’m struggling much less than my husband. I really feel sorry for him. I caught him already twice looking blank into ceiling. I hope this end soon, and we go back to live normal life.

Post # 49
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Blushing bee

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missviolet92 :  21 days. They are deploying the army to assist the police in this situation – we’ll see how that will go. 

At the end of this, we’ll either have very healthy individuals (who stopped drinking, smoking and eating fast food) or very unhealthy ones (from lack of exercise, and binge drinking whatever stockpiled or even home-brewed alcohol they have). We can still stay in our yards, so I know some people will make a plan to exercise. Good luck  – and keep us updated as to how things are 🙂

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Helper bee

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timonandpumba :  As a fellow Saffa, I think they’re prohibiting jogging and dog-walking as a lot of people will use ‘oh I’m jogging’ as an excuse to leave their homes for other reasons. 

While I don’t think it’s fair, I do think it’s necessary in our country. 

Post # 52
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Blushing bee

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sweetmama :  Yup, I agree – people will want to take chances. But…. there is nothing prohibiting us from running in circles inside our yard tongue-out or to do other forms of exercise. I’m just glad that chocolate is a permitted food item though. And I am glad that our government reacted (relatively) quickly – let’s hope it was quick enough though. 

Post # 53
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Helper bee

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timonandpumba :  I really hope it was quick enough, but I’m sceptical. 

I’ve been seeing on the news that people have gone bat shit crazy over the last 3 days, flocking to stores and panic buying, probably spreading the virus by standing in packed stores and long queues. 

Also, loads of people are currently rushing to go back to their rural homes in taxis 🙈 literally a recipe for disaster. 

I’m afraid to see the stats over the next couple of weeks. 

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

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timonandpumba :  Do you have the police around to stop people to ask what they are going to buy/ where they are going? UK has nowhere near enough of a police presence si we could actually fo out ten times (wouldn’t of course) and no one to monitor that. 

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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sharpshooter :  I’m aware of that, but it’s absolute BS to call them “essential”. If you can shut down the ski industry in Colorado, you can close the dispensaries. Dispensaries are hardly a drop in the bucket next to Vail resorts and they closed doors weeks ago.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee

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hockeybee0104 :  of course it’s BS.  

However, in IL, dispensaries are only selling to medical card holders currently.  No recreational sales.  Which I do agree with because it’s the same as a pharmacy at this point.  I’m just pissed that I didn’t make it in time!

 

Post # 59
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Worker bee

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missviolet92 :  shelter in place here in the US (California). It’s not too bad, but we take it seriously. Working from home, and we try not to go out except grocery runs and daily walks around our neighborhood. In the evenings, we bring out a board game and play a couple rounds and drink some wine. We don’t want to resort to Netflix every night. 

As far as restaurants still being opened for take out or drive thru’s, we still don’t go so that we do our part. I love to cook and bake so i work with what we have and it’s always fun for me! It’s nothing out of the norm for us. home made food makes us both happy 🙂

 

good luck bee! It may seem like a long time, but we’ll all look back on this a year from now and be glad we’re not in this position any more. It kinda makes us more humble to our situations prior to this virus. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

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missviolet92 :  I’m a bee living in Turkey and I WISH the government here would adopt something similar. We have been self isolating in our home for almost 2 weeks… Meanwhile, many people are still going out unnecessarily or socially. The government is asking people to stay home BUT not enforcing anything.

The main reason we are being so cautious is to protect our baby girl who is only 3 months old right now. Sigh.

Good luck and good on you for preparing!

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