News about Coronavirus: It Comes Like a Rainstorm

Sinyuy Geraldine
Posted March 20, 2020 from Cameroon

At first, i was watching TV news with my husband and it was announced that a SARS-like virus has been discovered in China. A few days later, we still sat watching news and then came the name for the new virus.

"Ha, so they have already found a name for the virus" I remarked.

"Yes of course, when a new disease comes scientists have to look for a name for it", my husband observed.

We watched it day after day as COVID-19 spread in China, more people being inffected and deaths being recorded. Soon, Italy, and other European countries keyed in their cases. We watched on, in panic, not knowing what this really will result in. And soon, like a rain storm, a couple of days ago, planes carried this terrible virus to Cameroon. Oh God have mercy and let this be a nightmare and not reality. The entire world is thrown off balance by this visrus. I feel for families, communuties, nations, and continents that have lost their loved ones. May God send help from above. Let there be a balm sent from heaven to heal the sick souls.

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Hello, dear sister,

It is so unfortunate that this coronavirus already entered Cameroon. Do you have any update on how many confirmed cases already?

We have 230 in the Philippines and 18 deaths. I hope it stops multiplying.

Please take care always! Hugs!

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 21
Mar 21

Yes dear. We have 24 cases now in Yaounde, Cameroon. Two cases cured, else it would have been 26. We pray it stops spreading.

So sad. :( I know the numbers are higher now. Please stay safe, dear sis. Praying for you.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 20
Mar 20

Dear Geraldine,
May the World Health Organization reach all countries and all Governments switch to support the people as we work to stop this virus, and may we all find ways here to stay in touch with each other and help each other in any ways we can.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 21
Mar 21

Thank you so much Tam. We all need to work out ways to stay safe. We feel the togetherness here and so it is comforting to know that one does not stand alone in the face of this monster. How is the situation in your country dear?

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 21
Mar 21

Hi Geraldine,
In Canada the virus is spreading and our Government has called on us all to stay inside as much as possible, and has closed our border with the US. Most businesses have closed. Some food stores are still open and hospitals are trying to be ready as the virus affects more every day. Some have recovered. We are grateful to be able to stay in touch online.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 22
Mar 22

My dear Tam. Thank you for the update about your country. We need to really stay indoors, but here it is not easy as even the means to store food is lacking for many. I read tjis morning that there are already 40 case in Cameroon brought in by those who came from europe via air flights...

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 22
Mar 22

Dear Geraldine,
The discrepancy of what protection some of us have that others don't has become even more glaring. As Neema Namadamu has written from the DRC "Let’s not forget that we are related". This has to be solved for all of us globally. I am so grateful that we have World Pulse to stay in contact with each other and find ways to move forward.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 22
Mar 22

So true dear Tam. It is too sad.

Shirin Dalaki
Mar 21
Mar 21

Dear Sinyuy,
I am so sorry to hear that. Please keep strong because I feel you are strong and keep us posted please.
With Love and gratitude,

Shirin

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 21
Mar 21

Hello Shirin, thanks dear. It is frightening, but we have to be strong and guard against it. We pray the spread comes to an end. I hear America has nearly 280 deaths from the virus now. Oh God have mercy.

Shirin Dalaki
Mar 23
Mar 23

Hello Sinyuy,
"Oh God have mercy" is right because only God can make us focus on faith and be grounded. It is not not a good situation in America right now but this shall pass too. Everything happens for a reason and it is different for each person. May we put the blue light of protection on planet earth to protect and prevent the disease.

Shirin

Rahmana Karuna
Mar 21
Mar 21

Dearest Sinyuy, so sorry. i have been watching this from the beginning, i live 7 hour drive south of the USA eipcenter of Seattle, soon we had one in my rural "tea party trump supporting" county. The USA currently as of today has the fastest trajectory of increasing cases over ANY other country.

the best practices are TEST everyone and isolate any positives
but, no tests
so, social distancing, stay 12 feet away especially with sneezers or coughers, this virus is airborne for up to 30 seconds maybe more. heat of 138 degrees does kill it.
stays on surfaces for varying times 1 -3+ days
work from home if you can
John hopkins covid map is very up to date around the world
i do not trust any republican. thank the goddess i live in oregon. our grocery stores are emergency services.
if you want really good info go to dailykos.com and go to Mark Hunter's writings, he is an expert on it since dec/jan.
much love. i haven't hugged my friends in weeks now. i put my hand to my heart and hold the other arm out palm out, or elbow bump.
can you join us on zoom meet and greet?

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 22
Mar 22

Hello Karuna, thank you very much for your message. How are you this morning? I hope fine. I am Ok too, but the struggle continues. I am so sorry to hear that the cases in the USA are increasing. II hope you all remain at home and saty safe. Yes, whem is the zoom meeting? Let me know dear. Thanks a million.

Kaf
Mar 21
Mar 21

Hi
I'm Nobert an African doctor want and wich to.help people in Africa in medical field how can you help me ?

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 22
Mar 22

Hello Nobert, good morning. In what part of Africa are you and what do you mean by being "African Doctor"? Do you want to say you are a herbalist/doctor in natural mecines in the tropics or are you an authodox medical doctor. Concerning the help you need, I think Shirin already shared her remedies in her story. Please can you reread it again?

Rahmana Karuna
Mar 22
Mar 22

interesting. Kaf just joined this month. and no bio or posts.
i am interested / curious as to his answers to your questions.

maeann
Mar 25
Mar 25

Sinyuy, just be careful and be safe :)

Sinyuy Geraldine
Mar 26
Mar 26

Thanks dear. Iwill.