It started like a joke and it eventually turned to be true life story. It spreads like wildfire around the globe. Every country, continent, counties and districts are affected directly. The world economies and social lives have been grounded by this virus.
I was just thinking today and I realized that Technology has made the world a global village. In my thoughts I considered that without technology maybe, just maybe, Nigeria and Africa may not be talking about COVID19. Technology has opened a wide range of communal lives and contact through travelling and communication. This journey all started with colonization of Africa and has continued in exposing us through the good, the bad and the ugly. In all of these, we are here now having access to the most wonderful gadgets in the world where we can sit in our sitting rooms even in the remotest village and view the world. It has brought with it so many internet crimes also but worst of it all is this Virus that is ravaging the whole world and nobody is safe.
It does not know social status, it attacks anyone on its path both old and young and it has been established that older persons are most vulnerable to it.
The media hype of this virus have instilled so much fear into people of the world that people are looking for where to hide or for solutions. Most have turned to divine assistance even those that ordinarily do not believe in a supreme being now do so.
In all the decisions to shut down countries airspace, land borders and waterways, markets, shops, businesses, offices how are people going to survive; the poor, the low-income earners, those that depend on daily earnings. My thoughts are getting crazier by the day – if COVID19 do not kill people, hunger, fear and frustration will. Domestic and Sexual Violence will be on the increase.
So many busy tips have been shared which is absolutely good for our sanity and for me it is given me the needed time to run my online course that I registered for. I also have time to spend quality time with my family and aged mother who is staying with me at the present.
I also noticed that prices of food times and materials like nose mask, methylated spirit, antiseptic in fact virtually everything is on the increase. The quest for material wealth keeps driving us instead of our humanity. Where is our milk of kindness if at this point some people are using it to fleece others?
I hope this pandemic is not a conspiracy of few who wants to play God by trying to reduce the population of the world. Like I said earlier my thoughts are really going wild.
All that is needed from us is to stay home and be safe and apply all precautionary measures. Lessons will definitely come in different ways after this time. We should be able to note them down for future development and increased work.
In sisterhood, I reach out to all of us on WP to remind ourselves that we must have at the back of our minds that we are keeping safe not just for you but for your loved ones, community, country and the whole world. It is surely a passing phase. God be with us all as we continue to pray for all of us.