Living in Lockdown

Posted by Sophie May Harrision 21/July/2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic, also known as the Coronavirus Pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID?19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March. As of 18 July 2020, more than 14.1 million cases of COVID?19 have been reported in more than 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 602,000 deaths; more than 7.89 million people have recovered. The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, and talking. The droplets usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than travelling through air over long distances. Transmission may also occur through smaller droplets that are able to stay suspended in the air for longer periods of time. Less commonly, people may become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although spread is possible before symptoms appear, and from people who do not show symptoms. The govement imposed the lockdown on the evening of 23 March 2020, my daycentre Platform Provision was opened until 24 March and they have amazing during all through this lockdown. They are doing some activities bag and some of the service users are going out daily, personally I have found this lockdown hard because I can’t see my friends and my family. It has affected me hard not be able to go out and I thought it would never end but it has. I got through this lockdown with the love from the staffs at Platform Provision and my family and friends, there is always hope never to give up. I will end this blog with a famous line from Dame Vera Lynn “we will meet again”