Covid Chronicles, Day 3

Circuit Breaker – Day 3

Took this photo in the public area of Changi Airport. In good times, all four screens would be filled with departure flight information. But in these dark days, there are sometimes only four flights for the whole night.

The world is currently in lockdown. In most countries, air travel is greatly reduced from what it used to be. Yes, you can still get from one country to another, but not without difficulty. It is very hard to move large numbers of people from one country to another. People have no choice but to stay in their country they currently inhabit.

This is what lockdown does to the virus as well. By getting people to stay in their own homes, the virus’ air travel is greatly reduced from what it used to be. Yes, it can still get from one person to another, but not without difficulty. It is very hard to move large amounts of virus from one person to another. The virus has no choice but to stay in the bodies that they currently inhabit.

Anyone who still moves around is not just exposed to the virus, but also becomes a potential carrier of the virus. This privilege is reserved for those working in services that keep our country alive. Even so, these people need to limit their movement where they can.

Everyone has to make a sacrifice. For ourselves and the country. In Singapore, we sacrifice our freedom and our privacy. Some of us have to sacrifice our business as well. But at least most of us don’t have to sacrifice our families and our lives.

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