Taking safety for granted

It’s been around 6 months since the last lockdown in New Zealand. Things had just started to feel normal again in the recent months. I would often tell people that I felt very lucky to live in such a safe environment when other countries still struggle to contain the virus a year later. It’s easy to forget when you don’t watch the news.

Yet the many masked faces in public transports and QR codes at the entrance of every building are constant reminders that the pandemic isn’t over.

Earlier this week the entire country went back into a lockdown. A single case of COVID-19 in the community brought everyone back to reality. It feels eerily familiar to be stuck at home again while we wait for daily updates and hope for the best.

Remember we’re all in this together. Stay safe and be kind.