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THE “NEW NORMAL”

THE “NEW NORMAL”

Places across the globe are beginning to ease their coronavirus restrictions. Businesses are reopening, as are some schools and sports leagues. But everything looks much different than what we are used to.

Many of us are still working from home. Others have lost their jobs and are looking for new ones. We continue to keep our distance from one another, whether it’s in a park, out shopping, or in our places of worship.

Meanwhile, the death toll continues to climb as the world rushes to find a vaccine. Even the way we mourn has been affected, as many funerals limit the number of people who can attend.

These images show just how much our daily lives have changed because of Covid-19.

People going outside wearing masks.

Social distancing is observed while waiting in line for shopping.[/caption]

Salons and barbershops are open. Ready of service with protective garments and mask on.
Fast foods available for drive-thru only.
Essentials like foods and services are available in the market still safety measures applied.
During a funeral mourners spaced apart. Only 10 are allowed to attend the service.
A customer has his body temperature scanned before entering a shop.
Elementary school students sit at desks spaced apart.
Mom work from Home.

 

Sports Stadium -The Soccer field.
A traveler sits next to chairs with social-distancing markers on them inside the Airport.
The government has allowed some Businesses to reopen with protective restrictions in place.
People wait in line for Covid-19 testing.
Social distancing in the  greenfield.
A taxi driver has a plastic sheet around him.
Connect with friends and family virtually.

 

The impact of this virus has darkened all our lives. It is imperative that we do not let down our guard. But physical distancing, lockdowns, and other measures to slow down and stop transmission are affecting lives and livelihoods. People are rightly asking: How much do we have to endure? And for how long? In response, governments, and health authorities must come up with answers to identify when, under what conditions, and how we can consider a safe transition through a gradual shift in measures.

In the coming period all efforts should be made to control and suppress the spread of COVID-19, strengthen and maintain health services, and support each other to stay safe, healthy, and well.

The new normal will be anything but ordinary.