26 March 2020
A friend of mine Roshan Sawhil (@RoshanSawhil) remarked that, besides his work, ‘The precautions taken, and the prayers for those affected by the disease … sums up my view of the situation.’
This could be a hyperlocal issue but I find it interesting how none of our neighbours (us included) have discussed this quarantine with one another. It’s a sudden, forced change in lifestyle, a change that’s a necessary inconvenience but an inconvenience nonetheless, yet nobody has addressed it and everyone is going along with it as if it’s perfectly normal. Either everyone is scared to even talk because they fear the risk of contracting the disease, or they are secure enough within their own compounds that they couldn’t care less about the people living next to them.