Monday 16th March 2020

16:56

 

Dear Future Sharon

Today has been one of the most stressful days I’ve experienced in a long while. And why? Because of coronavirus.

Ghana currently had 6 cases of the rona and because of this, the president made an emergency announcement at 11pm last night stating all schools, universities, churches, weddings, funerals, and social gathering will be shut down and banned until further notice. They’ve also banned all flights entering Ghana from any country that has over 200 coronavirus cases- only allowing Ghanaian citizens and permanent residents to arrive in their country from these places. Even then, once those people enter Ghana, they have to self isolate for 14 days.

Imagine, they’re doing all of this because of 6 cases. Brother.

What happens if they get to 50 cases? Would the whole country then be on lockdown, and the airports completely shut? Will even the UK be on a lockdown that makes them completely close their borders to all incoming flights by the time I’m meant to fly back next Saturday? The UK currently has 1574 cases and 36 deaths. This is all insane. Because of this, I’ve decided that I’m going to leave this project a week and a bit early and get a flight home this Thursday before any more flights get cancelled or any other lockdowns take place.

I’m feeling stressed about everything, but as I’m writing this down, I’m beginning to realise that everything is actually okay. I’m fortunate enough to have the money to buy a flight home. I am young and do not have any underlying health conditions. I am a British citizen and they are aware that I am here, and would do whatever is in their power to get me home.

And God has got me.

 

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