We've got a stupid as fuck temp law here, where no one, and I mean no one, is allowed 6ft near one another. Stores are only allowing 5 people in at a time, no cash in hand allowed, have tow ear gloves, only one tin of soup per person (same for pasta), game stores temp closing down, night clubs/pubs shut down until further notice, and restaurants just flat out not serving, takeouts not taking cash in hand, as well as dropping the food at your doorstep, no matter the weather.
It's absolutely not normal at all, and it's starting to really piss me off. Like holy hell, I don't think I've ever had this much irl frustration in my entire life (I have outstanding bills to pay but no one will accept cash, and the banks are closed...wtf am I supposed to even do?).
Where are you?
Isle of Man.
We had one 1 case 14 days ago, which went to 5 cases 8 days ago, which is now at 7, with one in critical. Our island's Gov is operated by an MHK system (Member of the house of Keys, up to 24 total members to decide on laws), and they decided 6 days ago to enforce a state of emergency and a lockdown of all public and private services, until further notice.
I literally just got back from the local garage (petrol station), and there was a giant sign inside the store, with a bright light, that flashes when you're allowed inside. The two clearks were bothw earing masks/gloves, and even had glass screens in front of them, with a small slit underneath to accept cash, but even then they really try to get us to pay by card. Anyone who enters any store has to stay as far away from one another as possible.
We are no longer importing general goods from the UK (for the time being), such as eggs (for some fucked reason, so now we're stuck with Manx eggs, and it's £5 for a massive tray of them).
everywhere is practically quiet, save for some cars passing through, and ofc, the petrol station. We're a population of 80k+, but even I find this level of enforcement and safety measurements to being insane.
We can provide for ourselves with general things like Bread, milk, eggs, pork, lamb, veg etc, but we heavily rely on UK/US import for everything else.
Come to Brazil, then.
Here, the president treats the pandemic like a joke and all the politicians and rich people are making video pleas for people to go out on the streets and take kids to school and continue on living their lives normally - after all, in the words of one of these rich people, "the death of 5-7 thousand people is meaningless compared to the danger to the economy". Cool stuff.
Just stay at home, dude.
I wish. I just want this insanity to end. At first I was like "it's just one case over here, everything's gonna be honky doory. Then we're at 7 cases, with one fatal, and the whole gov just shits a brick.
I also need to find a new job, but yeah, all I'm gonna do is stay at home at this point. Thank god Resi 3 releases next Fri, and I'll hopefully be able to grab it digitally and just play that till this all blows over.
It's a bit funny when I think about it. Ever since this virus became big, I've started getting back into the Resi series, watching the movies, reading the lore, replaying REmake 2 etc.