Second Wave

Our city’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had seen a second wave of surge this past week due to an influx of travelers returning from more inflicted countries. Experts are urging people to continue practicing social distancing. Looks like I’ll be sticking with my isolation routine for at least 2 more weeks. It’s not easy, even for an introvert like myself.

My calligraphy classmates actually just created a WhatsApp group to discuss if we should change venue if we were to restart our weekly class in April, but I guess that won’t be necessary now seeing how the pandemic is worsening again.

Still checking the number of global confirmed COVID-19 cases on a daily basis. Many countries are seeing their numbers skyrocketing and have shut their borders. It’s desensitizing just seeing the rising death toll numbers without being able to put a face to any of them. This together with countries urging their citizens to fly home and stay home feels very worrisome. Feels like war if not the apocalypse.

Started talking to some of my friends in North America again, they are now starting to see the first wave of the pandemic. Without the experience gained from SARS by many Hongkongers in 2003, my friends seemed less prepared. However, having lived in Canada for 1x years, I feel their situation should be relatively less worrisome because they’re not as densely populated, not too reliant on public transit, and are much easier to practice social distancing.

Oh God, please be merciful to your people. Help us through this pandemic, save those who are infected and protect those who are healthy. Please be merciful to every single soul that has left us. We are sinful people, but we are also your precious creations, please don’t turn a blind eye on us. 🙏🏻

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