17th DAY CONFINEMENT COVID-19 MRU

Hello world! Really, writing this blog became something really important for me and I truly appreciate that I got many followers ❤ It makes me feel warm inside whenever I see a like or a comment from you guys :). It makes me feel like I am not really alone. Well today, Sunday 15th of April 2020, I do not know how many cases of coronavirus there are. And I took a break from this info. I woke up, eat, watch tv, talk on phone, clean the house and then cook lunch. I pretended it was a normal lazy Sunday for me and it felt good to forget about this pandemic.

Hubby call me today to tell me that the Agaléens were upset I am not sure why so they stop disembarking the cargos and again my hubby and others will have to wait for them to made up their minds to take all the stuffs off the ship. I am not even sure now I will see him this coming weekend (sigh). 

In India, Pm Modi Ji said that because of planetary positions and also coronavirus, we hindus should light up earth lamps or candles at 9 o`clock and pray. April 5 sees the biggest transit of the month with a monumental conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto. There are nine planets in our solar system. So, by lighting up candles and earth lamps for exactly nine minutes at 7.29 o’clock (9 o`clock in India), we would be sending an SOS to the nine planets for helping us get rid of the coronavirus epidemic.

We have to mollify the mercurial Mars, the ruling planet of ailments.  So, the priests have come up with a simple solution to pacify all the nine planets in just one shot: offer a spoonful of oil to an earthen lamp and place it in the courtyard or balcony, then look at the sky silently.  Rahu, Ketu, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Moon, Sun and Venus would all be gratified. I have done it and it looks like other Mauritian Hindus like me were also doing the same thing. After lighting up the earth lamps at 7.29 exactly I put off all the lights in my house and went into the pooja room (the room where all my gods are all placed). There was a diya( earth lamp)  and incense sticks lit there too and I sat down and started praying for 9 minutes until my father in law came up and called me out. He was not understanding what to do and what was happening so I told him he should pray that no negativity or no virus comes into our house and that this virus goes away forever and stop killing people. I felt spiritually peaceful after the prayer was done. Also there was a Divali vibe around which made me feel happy. I hope god somehow listens to our prayers and help us all. I have the faith he will 🙂 For now friends I go to bed. Thank you all once again for the likes and support <3. Toodles 😀

16th DAY CONFINEMENT COVID-19 MRU

Hello world! Actually I do not know what to type here. So let`s start with the date. Today, Saturday 4th of April 2020, my hubby called me to tell that  Mauritius has recorded, as at date, a total of 196 positive cases of Covid-19, including seven deaths. So somehow I was right that by the end of this week we will reach the 200. The government also took decisions like a home to home payment system of pension to some 58 000 beneficiaries, comprising the elderly, people with disabilities and the vulnerable,  which is already being implemented.

The pm announced that to support the needy in this dire situation, some 65 000 vulnerable households will benefit from a 20 percent reduction on their electricity bills while small enterprises whose electricity consumption do not exceed 125 kilowatts will receive a reduction of 10 percent. He also outlined a series of measures taken in the wake of this unprecedented situation, namely financial support of Rs 5100 to persons employed in informal sectors and those who are self-employed, and reopening of supermarkets under strict guidelines. I have been able to fill up my food supplies thanks to the help of my father in law and the colleagues of hubby. Through Facebook, I got to know that 7 people (the relatives of patient 0) have been cured. They were tested negative to the test of coronavirus but they will be tested again just to be sure and if it is still negative they can go back home. I do not think that is a good idea. I know it might be their immune system has been able to fight back the virus but it has also happen in China where the people were cured then again they were tested positive with Covid-19 after a few days. I think the authorities should keep them for more days under observation/ But i also understand that there is not enough place to keep all these people.

A doctor who is infected and his parents also were admitted to the hospital. Yesterday I got his voice message posted on Facebook where he said that his mother condition was worsening so as a doctor he told his mother to follow the doctors advice and get admitted to another hospital. When she end up at the other hospital  things got worst. They closed her in a room. Nobody came to checked on her. The room was super dirty. And when they bring food they just open a small opening and slide it to her. The son been asking help from the authorities (other doctors also) but they ignore him therefore he contacted a radio channel and gave them this voice message. Unfortunately the radio channel got close for a few days due to this message which was a bit contradictory. After listening to this message, I got the feeling that the government hiddenly was applying the same thing that Italy did. Letting old people died to give the treatment to the youngsters. My hubby insist that I should watch the infos regularly but what is the use of it. It is just so stressful.

Also my best friend (more than 15 years of friendship and growing up together, going to the same college, same classes every year). She`s a lesbian and I knew it beforehand. When she told me herself and that she is in  a relationship, I fully supported her and her couple. Here in Mauritius, it is not really acceptable by family and all. I was the only one who supported her. Her girlfriend even cheated on her with a man and nearly left her because she was scared of her family. But I told my friend if you love her so much then be with her until the end and forgive her, because she is human and we make mistakes. That same girlfriend wrote a comment on me indirectly, trying to show me down because I like every posts that my friend post on Facebook. Then her girlfriend proceeded on unfriending me on my friend`s account. My friend was asking for my Watsapp to stay in contact with me after explaining to me what happen and I told her you did not tell her we are like sisters, a family. She said her girlfriend said she does not want any explanation. So I told my supposedly best friend about how I supported her ect and now she is letting me down like this. Never mind, she does not need to stay in contact with me on Watsapp otherwise if her girlfriend finds out she will again dramatize for nothing. And I said goodbye to her. And yes my dear friends, there are friends like this in this world who breaks your heart into pieces for someone else. I did not sleep last night. I kept thinking about her but I convince myself it is fine, let her live her life. 

Coming to hubby, he video call me today and I felt like I have not seen him for eternity. I am so happy I have been able to see him. His father and brothers spoke with him. They were also very happy and he wished my father in law Happy Birthday (I did not know but I did wish him afterwards though). They have started disembarking the cargo on the ship and this is a good news. There is not much left now and as soon as they finish they will get back and negotiates about not going back to Agalega again (atleast until this virus does not disappear). They have done their part of their jobs. Thankfully he will be back soon and I can sleep happy tonight 🙂