My Thoughts; The Pandemic that has befallen Us

Ritmwa perry
Posted April 9, 2020 from Nigeria

The spread of the Coronavirus has Greatly caused a change in My Community. I live a place called Jos in Nigeria, though there is no confirmed case of the virus in my community, there is Tension amongst the people. The government have ordered the close of shops, Markets, schools, Religious activities and this makes me wonder everyday, How people whose meal depends on their business will survive this, Farmers have harvested perishables that are supposed to be exported to other states but currently can't because of the Travel ban, now those produce will decay because there's no body to buy them, Some people don't even have a roof over their heads and it make me more sad just thinking about how they'll even get food to it.

I pray this pandemic ends soon and I hope we can all learn a thing or two from it. We can check up on those around us and lend a helping hand to someone,No matter how little it May look like. 

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Kris Rampersad
Apr 09
Apr 09

It's the story around the world and not any less succinct from you as a community that has not been touched. Let's work with communities to become self sufficient. Check out my GLoCaL FEDs COVID Challenge - initiatives for all ... Take care and stay safe!

Ritmwa perry
Apr 09
Apr 09

Thank you. Stay safe

Chidimma
Apr 09
Apr 09

Hello Ritmwa, my sister from Jos. . I love your smiles. Thanks for sharing. Tension everywhere in Jos. May God help us all.
My heart goes to the less privileged and vulnerable ones in this times of lockdown in Jos.
Stay safe.
Hugs.

Ritmwa perry
Apr 09
Apr 09

Thank you. Stay safe as well

Dawn Arteaga
Apr 10
Apr 10

Welcome to World Pulse! I’m so glad you shared this important story. We are in this together Ritmwa! Stay strong.

Anita Shrestha
Apr 10
Apr 10

Great

Hello, Ritmwa,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy that a new voice from Nigeria is rising up.

I’m glad that there is no COVID-19 case in your area yet, but this lockdown causes a great deal of concern like what you’ve mentioned. Unfortunately, this is the only way we can prevent the virus from spreading.

Let’s pray that this will be over soon. Please stay safe, dear. Keep writing! We love to know you more.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

sarah_2
Apr 15
Apr 15

Hi Ritmwa,
I'm from Jos too.The tension is everywhere.
Is not easy for everyone now, but I believe very soon,we will come out of this pandemic.
Love-kisses-hugs

Chioma Nwaoha
Apr 18
Apr 18

Hello Ritmwa,
Thank you for writing
Looking forward to reading
More post from you .You are loved .Thank you .

KatrinaTahoe
Apr 21
Apr 21

There are tensions in so many places around food now. It makes us all realize how critical the entire flow of picking, delivering and end buying is, and so hard to see food going to waste!
We also hosted a Nigerian soccer coach here for a month and it was wonderful to learn more about your country. (And my kids LOVED the spicy fish stews). Stay safe.

dpedraza
Apr 21
Apr 21

Hi Ritmwa,
I definitely understand why you feel concerned about those people. These are difficult times!. The important acts of kindness are keeping us alive. Where I live people have set up campaigns to help farmers which reduces the amount of people in supermarkets and increases the purchase of local products. That has helped some farmers around home.
It is important to not lose hope at the moment. Keep positive and try to focus on the bright side of things, how this process is also making us more compassionate about others needs and inviting us to see how even if it looks small, any gesture we can give to others will help.

Doctor Vie
Apr 24
Apr 24

Ritma in Africa the pandemic is worsening already weakened economies, food security and basic needs. Governments, NGO's and private citizens must rally to provide food to those who need it. This is essential....no one must go hungry. The homeless must have adequate shelter. We need to change our way of living for the better...this pandemic has taught us that lesson....that the way the world has been operating before is not good and creates inequality and suffering for many. Only we can change the future....through our mindset, actions and jobs. Love, Dr. V