The Coronavirus Part Three.
It’s been a long surreal day. I haven’t heard the news today, as I’m not at work and I haven’t really been on Facebook. When I did go on Facebook, I saw a statement, “What does the Coronavirus mean for your events?”
“Dear Event Organisers,
As you will be aware, there are increasing concerns about the Coronavirus and the possible impact on events. At present, our understanding is that there is no rationale for cancelling/postponing events and unless a specific scenario develops within your organisation, the government encourages business as usual, in a conference call with members of the UK Love Music Group yesterday (2nd march) the deputy chief medical officer stated that there will be no ban on live events and other large-scale mass gatherings in the UK in the immediate future.” IQ
There have been in contrast lots of light hearted relief, passed on to me via texts, this one is my favourite: -
“I have a 24 pack of Aldi toilet rolls……….
Looking to swap for a 4-bedroom bungalow.”
And on the back of a dirty white van written with a finger,
“No toilet rolls are kept in this van…….”
And, “All these doom day preppers and here I am with ONE toilet roll! There is a picture of a loo and next to it is the biggest loo roll, much bigger than the loo itself.
Then late last night I was informed, that Italy has closed it borders, and that a 5th person had passed away in the UK.
Someone at work showed me how some people now greet each other, with elbows touching and touching the sides of their foot, instead of a handshake, in different parts of the world.
My Husband said, “I heard that some people who have had the flu, last year or think they have had the flu but it’s a strain of Coronavirus, but back then they didn’t know it was that.”
I’ve noticed there seems to be two types of people developing, those who panic buy and those who refuse to panic buy. Which is right? To think ahead, and look out for your self and your family or not. Those who say, “It’s silly to panic buy,” But what would happen if they wanted an item in two weeks’ time and it wasn’t in the shops, what would they do? I hear children’s medicine is in short supply in the shops.
I thought of the story of the Five Wise Virgins and the Five Foolish Virgins, the Five Wise Virgins had enough oils in their lamps and the Five Foolish Virgins didn’t. They all fell asleep waiting for their Grooms to arrive, and when they did arrive, Five of them didn’t have enough oils in their lamps and asked those who was wise enough to think ahead, “Can we have some of yours?” The Five Wise Virgins said, “We don’t have enough to give you, if we do, we won’t have enough for ourselves, go to the shops and buy some more,” But while they were gone the Groom came! I’ve never fully understood that parable until this week. Matthew Chapter 25 verses 1-13 The Bible.
Just seen the news at Ten, let us all remember Italy in our thoughts and prayers. x