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 🙂

3 thoughts on “16th DAY CONFINEMENT COVID-19 MRU

  1. I read your posts, they are wonderful and illuminating. I am so sorry your friendship ended in this way. People are scared for so many reasons, hold on to the hope that in time, it may heal. I hope that doesn’t sound like a platitude. Stay strong my friend. Xxx

    1. hello Helen…thank you sooooooo much! You already made me felt better 🙂 you are right. I do not think I will ever forget her but if she is happy i am happy for her…somewhere i understand her…she is in love 😀

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