Covid-19

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson started lockdown on the evening of 23rd of March 2020
  • Excel now known as NHS Nightingale and will be a hospital for up to 4,000 patients, most of whom are on ventilators. Similar venues being used in cities across the country. Opened by Prince Charles at 11am today.
  • Community support groups established, to support the vulnerable, elderly, immunocompromised and people in enforced isolation due to exposure, in their community
  • Petrol price close to home was £1.02.
  • Schools closed on Friday 20 March. Remote learning in place
  • Self-distancing measures required
  • Tape on the floors at grocery stores and others to help distance shoppers (2 mtrs) from each other.
  • Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors
  • Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed. People who can work from home
  • Parks, trails, entire cities closed or restricted to locals only in their bubble.
  • Entire sports seasons cancelled.
  • Olympics postponed to 2021.
  • Concerts tours festivals entertainment events cancelled
  • Weddings family celebrations holiday gatherings even funerals cancelled
  • No masses, churches are closed
  • No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, then 10 or more. Now, Don’t socialize with anyone outside of your home bubble
  • Children’s outdoor play parks are closed
  • We are to distance from each other. Shortage of masks gowns gloves for our front-line workers.
  • Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill in many parts of the world.
  • Refrigerated trucks for the dead outside hospitals in the USA Italy Spain China and more.
  • Panic buying sets in and we have limits on toilet paper disinfecting supplies, paper towels, staple foods hand sanitizer Flour is hard to get because the packaging comes from China and borders are closed
  • Manufacturers distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks hand sanitizer and PPE
  • Fines are established for breaking lockdown rules
  • Stadiums and recreation facilities overseas open up for the overflow of Covid-19 patients.
  • Public Park areas turned into caravan parks for stranded tourists to self isolate
  • Press conferences daily from the PM and other government officials. Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths
  • Government incentives to stay home. Barely anyone on the roads
  • People wearing masks and gloves outside
  • 45526 deaths globally so far.
  • This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, WHO declared March 11th, 2020.
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