The UK went into Lockdown on the 23rd March 2020 and things have been different since! The post below has circulated Facebook and sums up the beginning of the Coronavirus Outbreak. I thought I would add it here so I have a record. Some things have already changed but wanted to have this in itโ€™s original form!ย 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson started lockdown on the evening of 23rd of March 2020 ๐Ÿšซ

On the 5th April he was admitted to hospital after 10 days self isolating with the Corona Virus ๐Ÿงช

On the 6th April he is in intensive care with deteriorating symptoms ๐Ÿฉบ

The Queen addressed the nation at 8pm on 5th April ๐Ÿ‘‘

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 on 3rd April ๐Ÿฅ

Community support groups established, to support the vulnerable, elderly, immunocompromised and people in enforced isolation due to exposure, in their community ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป

Petrol โ›ฝ๏ธ price close to home ๐Ÿก was ยฃ1.02.

Schools closed on Friday 20 March. ๐ŸซRemote learning in place ๐ŸŽ“

Self-distancing measures required โ˜น๏ธ

Tape on the floors at grocery stores โŒ and others to help distance shoppers ๐Ÿ›’ (2 mtrs) from each other.

Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors ๐Ÿฌ

Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed ๐Ÿšซ People who can work ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป from home ๐Ÿก

Parks ๐Ÿ• trails, entire cities ๐Ÿข closed or restricted to locals only in their bubble.

Entire sports โšฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐ŸŽพ seasons cancelled.

Olympics postponed to 2021. ๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸกโšซ๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ด

Concerts ๐ŸŽซ tours ๐ŸšŒ festivals ๐Ÿคน๐Ÿป entertainment events ๐ŸŽญ cancelled ๐Ÿšซ

Weddings ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป family celebrations ๐Ÿฅณ holiday gatherings ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ even funerals โšฐ๏ธ cancelled ๐Ÿšซ

No masses, churches โ›ช๏ธ are closed ๐Ÿšซ

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 โš—๏ธ

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and all other TV networks are on in every home daily now ๐ŸŽฌ

Children’s outdoor play parks are closed ๐ŸŽก

We are to distance from each other. Shortage of masks ๐Ÿ˜ท gowns ๐Ÿฅผ gloves ๐Ÿงค for our front-line workers.

Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill ๐Ÿค’ in many parts of the world.

Refrigerated trucks for the dead outside hospitals in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ and more.

Panic buying ๐Ÿ›’ sets in and we have limits on toilet paper ๐Ÿงป disinfecting supplies, paper towels, staple foods ๐Ÿฅ— hand sanitizer ๐Ÿงด Flour is hard to get because the packaging comes from China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ and borders are closed ๐Ÿšง

Manufacturers ๐Ÿญ distilleries and other businesses ๐Ÿข switch their lines to help make visors, masks ๐Ÿ˜ท hand sanitizer ๐Ÿงด and PPE ๐Ÿงค

Fines are established for breaking lockdown rules ๐Ÿค‘

Stadiums ๐ŸŸ and recreation facilities overseas open up for the overflow of Covid-19 ๐Ÿฆ  patients.

Public Park ๐Ÿ• areas turned into caravan parks for stranded tourists to self isolate ๐Ÿš

Press conferences daily from the PM ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™‚๏ธ and other government ๐Ÿ› officials. Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths โšฐ๏ธ

Government ๐Ÿ› incentives to stay home. Barely anyone on the roads ๐Ÿ›ฃ

People wearing masks ๐Ÿ˜ท and gloves outside ๐Ÿงค

Essential service workers are terrified to go to work ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿป

Medical field workers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ are afraid to go home to their families ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

147,000 deaths globally so far.

This is the Novel Coronavirus ๐Ÿฆ  (Covid-19) Pandemic, WHO declared March 11th, 2020.

Why, you ask, do I write ๐Ÿ“ this post?

One day it will show up in my memory ๐Ÿ’ญ feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted ๐Ÿ’•

We have so much! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
Be thankful. Be grateful ๐Ÿ˜Œ
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone ๐Ÿฅฐ

We are all one! โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค


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