It all started in December 2019, when the coronavirus first appeared in China, Wuhan city. At first, everybody thought the virus is going to disappear, but it is the complete opposite of what actually happened, it literally spread all over the world in only 3 months. So, unfortunately, it got in Slovenia fast. The whole world was in danger and nobody knew what to do. Then, the government proclaimed the quarantine. And not only in Slovenia, but ALL OVER THE WORLD! At the end of May, we went back to school for a month. Our country was pretty lucky that our holidays weren’t cancelled, the borders were actually opened and most people actually went to our neighbour Croatia to the seaside. Little did we know, that was really bad, the Coronavirus reappeared. In the middle of October, the schools closed again. So here we are, at the end of November, not knowing when this thing is going to end, all fed up with ourselves, not knowing what to do, not being able to go anywhere interesting. And if the school is running online, there are some younger students, or students with special needs, maybe even some older teacher, who don’t really know how to use a computer, may have some big troubles. You may think: “Oh, there sure is somebody, who could help them.”, but what if not? But for most students, there aren’t that many problems. There is even a positive side, we can sleep more, we can replay the explanation, we have more time to do the work.
My routine during epidemic usually goes like that. I wake up at 7.30 in the morning, then I get ready, I check for the video calls, do my work, I often end pretty early, at around noon, so I often go for a walk or just do some exercises for my back, it is really important because I was sitting the whole forenoon. Then I eat my lunch with my grandma, my mum is at work, so I eat with her, she always makes the best lunch. After lunch, I just watch some movies and chat with friends on the phone. I get bored with that pretty quick so I search some art on the computer and then I try to recreate it. I also bake a lot.
There are really a lot of changes in the world right now, all the events are cancelled or online, we can’t go shopping, except in our local markets, for ‘bigger’ things we need to shop online, which is pretty hard, and a lot of people have trust issues on that. We can’t travel anymore, and for example, last year, there were some students, who were supposed to go to London with school, some of them paid for a ticket, which doesn’t give money back, if the flight gets cancelled, so they spent their money for nothing. Also, all the birthday and other parties are cancelled and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the same with New Year’s eve. And the quarantine actually has a really bad effect on our mood, because people are social living creatures, we need to have people around us, and sometimes, family isn’t enough.
And there is also one thing I found on social media, I don’t really know if it actually means anything, but it could be something. Our president, Borut Pahor posted a picture on Instagram of him vaccinating himself, but if you look closer, you can’t see the needle. What do you think about it?
Ela Anzelc, 8. a