In lockdown, the absence of reliable routines, social engagement and time outdoors has left everyone with a collective sense of uncertainty and loss. This can be especially overwhelming for children who cannot comprehend their grief.
Take a good long look at this ambulance driver - in a state of apparent black out, he is so exhausted that he can barely speak.
In an autopsy report obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, experts revealed that the first person to die of coronavirus suffered a major heart attack that cause the walls of her heart to burst.
The lockdown may leave most of us with more time in our hands now that regular entertainment options such as going out for movies, dinner, or visiting friends and relatives, are no longer possible. This is why the lockdown is also the perfect period to learn new skills and brush up on old ones.Let us take look at some skills, educational and otherwise, that you can learn online.
Maintaining decorum, more civic awareness, practice of social distancing while procuring essentials, patience, hope, and the will to help others. These are some of the good changes that seem to have permeated in the behaviours of Indian citizens.
I’m inching towards reading one book a week *fingers crossed*. Literary fiction, fantasy, short stories and travel diaries, I’m reading everything that I can get my hands on. With all the cleaning and cooking and sanitising, I also make sure that I moisturise my hands and feet every night.
A question that my five-year-old asks me regularly these days is when will the ‘coronavirus’ go away. While he is too small to understand the gravity of the situation that he and the rest of the world are in, for him, the virus symbolises a major curtailment of his otherwise hugely active life.He, like most children, has taken the lockdown with a certain amount of maturity – the tantrums that he would have thrown otherwise after playtime is over or the insistence on going down to play with his friends, are absent. Instead, he is busy making plans of all the things he wants to do once the virus ‘goes away’.If COVID-19 has been bad for us adults, it has been worse for the millions of children cooped up at home who have seen their school and play lives disrupted. This is more so for those of us who live in crowded cities and apartment blocks where the maximum exposure that children have to the world outside is from their balconies/windows.Hence, it is upon us adults to ensure that the lockdown period and all the changes that it has brought with it, is not traumatic for our children. While it is difficult to manage home, work and children, here are some ways in which you can ensure that your child comes out of this lockdown as less scarred as possible.
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The Government recently asked people to cultivate good habits such as waking up early, sticking to a new diet and meditating during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown period. A Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweet quoted research by Dr Maxwell Maltz which claims that it takes 21 days to cultivate a new habit.With COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown changing the way we work and function in our daily lives, we are faced with a rather paradoxical situation. With travel cut down to zero, except for going out to buy essentials, offices and schools shut and no entertainment options open outside, we are faced with both a lot of time in our hands and with having to ensure that we prioritise this time to become productive with work and family.So, rather than fret over what might be in store for us in the future, let us use the time we get beyond work to cultivate some good habits:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered 1.3 billion Indians to stay at home for 21 days to stem the spread of this virus. One important aspect is to build specific guidelines for your team in order to collectively achieve business goals. Your remote employees will have questions that not everyone in the team instantly has the answers to.