Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 183

It’s half a year since we went into lockdown.

Life isn’t quite as locked to as it used to be, but it’s far different from life before Corona.

Everyone now has a favorite mask; some even have some decorative features on them like a gold trim or sequins. I have one that have a print of the South African flag.

At the checkout counter of every shop you have a selection of scented hand sanitiser for sale.

Where people gather in big groups, close together, they get looks from bystanders.

Meeting people are no longer accompanied by a handshake, but rather an awkward exchange of words or the lift of an elbow in recognition.

Economies around the world are under pressure, and whole industries have taken a knock.

My first summer in the Netherlands is definitely something different from anything I have experienced before.

Be kind. Stay safe.

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