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By the way...Gratitude to the universe from my self-imposed lockdown

  • Aruna Harjani

  /   Sat, March 28 2020   /  01:59 am

COVID-19 has captured the world’s attention. So when President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo suggested to stay put at home, I heeded and placed myself under voluntary lockdown.

Given all the pollution and dirt in Jakarta, my friend told me not to get scared, because our immune system was good, but I said to myself, better safe than sorry.

I followed everyone’s tip to “stay inside, don’t touch your face, nose or mouth”. At this point, I was scared to sneeze inside the house, because my family members would come out of their rooms to check who had sneezed.

Even though I was at home, my fear escalated.

First, I cursed whoever invented WhatsApp, because every 5 minutes someone was lecturing me on what the coronavirus was all about and what should be done.

Yes, drink vitamin C and D. Have your flu shots. On and on my different group chats posted the sam...