Attention to current affairs
Attention to current affairs
I have always had an interest in following world events through various news reports from around the world. It always felt like checking up on the well-being of the world which gave me a sense of understanding of the many issues that would be revealed, at best an understanding of the events happening around the world.
I was in Cape Town, South Africa, with my partner, Akin Akintayo, who resides in Manchester, United Kingdom. We spent just over a month together during December 2019 through January 2020 and as we are trying to build a solid relationship we have been meeting up in South Africa for most of 2019.
it is because of some bureaucracy issues that South Africa has made it the best for our chance of being together.
It was sometime in late December 2019 that a news report broke out that the Chinese authorities treating dozens of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause that broke out in Wuhan, a city in China.
I felt unthreatened at that time as it seemed this was very distant from ever affecting my life. Although it did spark an interest to make it of news to keep abreast with.
In mid-January 2020, the time came to be separated from the one I love so dearly, as we parted and made promises to work at ending the distance between us, unbeknown to us at that time, the world was slowly changing.
Staying focused and strong.
As I continued to focus on the many issues at hand for me at that point in time.
I watched silently with interest as the Chinese authorities continued to battle with this virus that was now affecting many through the city of Wuhan and news reports became much more intense focusing on this issue.
It didn’t help that my partner, at the time of his return to his home fell seriously ill, affected by a water-borne infection, of which, after much anxiety and distress, he fought through the illness and has become much stronger, and we continue to plan ahead for the betterment of us being together.
I remember watching a news report end January 2020, as the World Health Organization (W.H.O) declared a “public health emergency of international concern” this after it seemed this virus was now spreading beyond Wuhan to many other places around the world.
Where to from here?
News of the Novel Coronavirus, an acute respiratory disease, now known as Covid_19, has now spread around the world and without a doubt is making a change to the way the world operates, even after the lock-down measures imposed in many countries around the world, no one has an answer as to what will happen next as the situation unfolds.
One thing that is certain is that it has exposed the incompetence of many so-called world leaders, some implying it would just miraculously disappear within a few weeks, while another advised to just let it sail on through, the strong will survive.
Worse, In Africa, some leaders just copy what other countries are doing without offering any sort of concrete measures for the protection of its citizens to fight this virus.
Do it for yourself and those you love.
We have at best the advice from the scientists and those fighting it on the frontlines to keep proper hygiene practices, disinfect surfaces in our homes and better to practice social distancing, which all seems to be the best options we have for now until such a time a vaccine can be found.
Remember a person is most infectious when they do not show any signs or symptoms of this virus, so it is best to avoid any contact with any person as much as possible.
May we all keep safe, keep strong and remember we are all in this together, it is not the best of times, but we will get through this and can only become stronger.
This too shall pass.