Confined

Playground sealed to avoid children playing

I’m writing from Pamplona, Spain. We are all confined in our houses because of the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Government has declared a state of alarm for the whole Country. All the shops are closed except the ones who sell groceries, supermarkets, and pharmacies. People who can work from home online are lucky, but many businesses had shut their activity.

Because I have some problems with my mobility, I did my shopping online last Friday, before the order of the Government, and the groceries never arrived. I checked on the website of the supermarket and, to my surprise, saw that my order had been canceled. I called, and they said that it was because of a shortage of existences. So tomorrow I will have to go to fight with other people in long lines at the supermarket to catch what I could.

I think that the drastic measures of our Government had spread panic among the population and are not so good.

The police disperse the people who go out without a dare necessity. And we don’t know how long will this situation remain. This is a ghost city. Even they sealed the playground for children here in the square where I live to avoid them playing.

Everything is silent. Only the bells of the churches are marking the hours as ever.

My sister is a nurse and my brother in law, doctor. Both of them are working with infected patients. I’m worried about them. I’m browsing the Internet and finding everywhere news about the Covid19 here and in the world.

I need some distraction. Usually, When I’m in this state of mind, I grab my camera and go out to look for some new images to capture. But now I can’t. The police would make me turn back to my house. So, here I am, like millions more, trapped by the Coronavirus.

In the background photo, only a police car patrolling the empty street.

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8 thoughts on “Confined

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh I am so sorry. Our country is hurting the exact same way. I am in the UK. I too am a wheelchair user and I am quite sick as well. My husband is also in the realtor and we have ordered the food online to come tomorrow evening so I am worried in case it doesn’t come because there is no way that we can’t get to a supermarket. We are both over 70 years old as well so we are in the at risk group and our government has told us all if we are over 70 to stay home and soon that will be enforced. Such terrible terrible times. I am so sorry to hear your news in Spain

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    1. Olga Brajnović says:

      I hope you will have your groceries served in time. This is a terrible situation for people who relay on others: the uncertainty… Luckily I have a friend who is helping me. I hope you’ll find also the help you need. Take care and keep safe.

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  2. kachaiweb says:

    Are there any changes in the situation as time evolved? I’m curious if the lock down will become more ‘lose’.

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    1. Olga Brajnović says:

      They said that at the end of April, they will let go out of home children up to 12 years old to play and have a take fresh air, keeping social distancing.

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      1. kachaiweb says:

        That s a small step but still far from normal. Take care of you and stay safe. Things will pass.

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