How is the quarantine impacting people in different corners of the world? We sat down (well, via Skype - remember social distancing people!) with people from across the globe to see what they're up to and what life is like for them during the coronavirus quarantine.
As unfortunate as it is, the silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic is the fact that it's uniting people all over the world to fight for the same cause. We're all in the same boat here.
Life in quarantine is certainly not easy, but everyone has found their way to put up with the current situation. Reading, finally binge-watching Game of Thrones, and fantasizing about overthrowing the president of the country are just a few of the ways that the people we interviewed are passing the time through the indefinite confinement.
Check out the video above to get a look into the day-to-day lives of our friends under quarantine here at Gentside.
Quarantine in the UK
On March 24, 2020, restrictions were put into place in the form of mandatory quarantine for all UK citizens, finally following in the footsteps of other European countries. Despite some of the public complying with social distancing rules and the suggestions of self-isolation set in place prior, 'the time has now come for us all to do more', according to PM Johnson.
The public is now only allowed to leave their home for the following reasons:
- Shopping for basic necessities (as infrequently as possible)
- One form of exercise a day (run, walk etc) alone or with members of your household
- Medical reasons (to seek care or supplies)
- Travelling to and from work, only if you are unable to work from home