Lockdown 2.0 will break the chain of Corona


Lockdown 2.0 will break the chain of Corona


Announcement of Lockdown-2 nationwide was necessary to bite the bullet of Coronavirus by dealing with its execution to break the chain of infection.
Now a day, everyone is under stress due to Coronavirus hazard, alarming statistics graph on the rising trend and we have not so far adjusted ourselves in the lockdown atmosphere.  I being associated with the media had to remain online and updated with the latest. 
I had been getting calls from my old friends, colleagues to whom I have not heard since long.  Such calls courtesy calls are consoling each other with advice to each other to stay home to stay safe.
Earlier, we used to wait for the holiday while in service to do something specific like cleaning, resting, sitting in the sun shade to get natural vitamins and now when conditional holidays have been provided, we don’t feel to enjoy it.  But to be without regular human surroundings which have come unexpectedly and compulsorily, it looks to be widening of social gap due to pandemic threat.  Sometimes it would look a thing of the past in coming times, of hugging, shaking hands a tradition going since our childhood.
Broadly speaking, I don’t feel doing yoga, meditation or even take out a book from my personal library. 
It definitely creates a horror in one’s mind on seeing the photographs on the social media and online newspapers of crating safe quarantine spaces for ten thousands persons in various parts of Chennai, which reminders me of my visit to Celluar Jail at Port Blair. Means, you are confined to the limited four walls area.  According to experts, isolation is the only solution to manage to keep the number of cases at a level that was favoural compared several advanced and rich countries as compared to India.
While talking to one of my old timer friend, neither classmate, nor colleague during my service career or after retirement in journalism, he looked to be weak due to mentally strained due to virus threat, despite the fact that he has season even green salad days. 
Whatever may be, we have to gear up ourselves to keep mentally and physically fit when I gathered this from giving a self-start once a week to my parked car, to keep its battery in operation, not having any problem when we will come out of this lockdown period.
No doubt, the middle class or the people living below the poverty line are disappointed as it did not cover the issue of relief to be rendered during lockdown.  But locals are taking care of such class and if this is continued for the Lockdown-2 period, we can definitely win over the battle with the corona.
Remembering the old green days is to keep alive for the coming days.  We should not forget to call our know Covid warriors like the CM making video calls to them.  Moved with his gesture, I also got a call from my senior colleague to convey her thanks to the CM for his shrug.
Do share with your friends, relatives some lighter moments also, like me of the image with this blog.  If you see minutely the image, one fly is also locked down.
Frankly speaking, the first quote which I framed was – Contain to Gain. If we control the Lockdown 2.0 periods, which was demand of hour, it will definitely break chain of infection.   I am sure if we constructively maintain properly the lockdown period; tread cautiously, one day the troubles will be over, as normal as it used to be. 


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