The world heralded the beginning of a new year on New Year’s Eve, the beginning of another century. Jubilations erupted all over the world when the clock struck midnight in several cities and the beginning of a New Year, and increased hope wafted through the air. Resolutions were being made, and lists were being written all around the world to commiserate a year where we would all put in the effort to do things we have always wanted to do. Little did anyone know that somewhere, a deadly virus had evolved and broken into our environment, and this was something that would change our world and the way we view it. Now the world is ravaged by the deadly COVID-19 virus, which is in one way or the other playing a negative role in our life. Yes, although the pandemic might not have had any physical effect on you or any of your loved ones, the role it has played generally is mostly subtle.
During the initial widespread outbreak in the Asian world, most of the population of the world watched from a distance until it took ground and almost crippled Western Europe. Now, every country all over the world is on red alert, as measures are being put in place to combat the spread of this deadly virus. So you may wonder how have you been affected by the pandemic? It is known that a more significant percentage of the world is on lockdown, and that alone is crippling the world’s economy. Lives are being lost daily and the numbers still keep climbing. What we all are sure about is that very soon, the world would find a solution to this menace, and everything would return to normalcy. Once the world gets out from this pandemic and lockdown is lifted, assimilation back into society would be the next step as life during the lockdown restructured the way we live. This article is geared towards guiding readers on what should be done with caution once the lockdown is over.
Once this pandemic is over, the urge to get back into freedom and do things we always did would be overwhelming. Most people would want to return to the structure of the pre-COVID-19 world but would be shocked to find out that those systems do not work anymore. Once the lockdown is over, it is advisable to keep the social distancing that was set by the authorities until we are assured of total safety. A couple more months of social distance should not be an issue, because reliving the COVID-19 pandemic would be disastrous. So it is advisable to maintain social distancing to keep you and your loved ones safe. In a case where social gatherings cannot be avoided, all guest at the event must practice social distancing throughout to make for a safer world.
Exploring Travel Destinations
A few weeks after the COVID-19 became classified as a pandemic by the WHO, the economy of the world took a nosedive and was facing the negative side. The movement was gradually restricted, and countries of the world began total lockdown. This brought about the drop in prices of people-oriented commodities, and organisations that could not cope placed most on their products at giveaway prices. This lockdown hit the aviation industry in particular, therefore ticket prices were slashed down to encourage people to travel. This act brought about the sudden frenzy to get tickets to various destinations at lower prices, which would be used after lockdown. The moment lockdown is over, it would be advisable to limit movement to only essential places. Unless necessary, holiday destinations should be avoided during the early stages of assimilation back into society, as this helps put any possible re-occurrence from taking place. If you really want to go on holiday, go to awesome places in your own country and support your own economy. That is a win-win!
Visitations to high-risk patients
The urge to check up on a loved one that survived the infection of the COVID-19 should be postponed for the main time. This should be suspended until all measures have been put in place to counter-check the resurgence of the deadly COVID-19 virus. There have been cases where patients who recovered from the virus went on the be re-infected, measures are still being taken to understand the reason. So once the lockdown has been relaxed, it is advisable to avoid all contact with high-risk patients and those who recovered. Very little people would get access to thorough de-contamination, and asymptomatic carriers may still pass on the disease, so putting your loved ones or high-risk patient at such risk is folly. Any communication with them should be online or through telecommunications. It would be folly to put those same people who survived the whole pandemic back at risk of relapsing or getting infected.
Keep using protective gear
Yes, the world might be moving towards a COVID-19 free environment, and everything might be returning to normalcy. That doesn’t mean that all protective measures should be neglected and a lackadaisical attitude should be employed. No one knows if there is a possible return of the virus or possible underlying effects it could have caused during the time it was being cured. It is vital to adhere to the already existing rule of efficient protection when being assimilated back into society. A lot of people who would come out of the lockdown could be asymptomatic carriers, and this could lead to another outbreak. Continue with proper hygiene like the washing and sanitising of hands. Do this every time you come in contact with any surface or anyone for the time being. Disinfection of surfaces should be carried out to protect the lives of you and your loved ones.
In conclusion, no one knows what the future holds, as the lockdown could be removed tomorrow or the day after. It is imperative of us to make sure we protect ourselves during these trying times and after. Try stop the spread of the virus knowingly or unknowingly during the lockdown or when it is over, following set down rules.