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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Covid-19

Face masks are flying off the shelves in my corner of the world and every pharmacy I hopped into was short in supply of the coveted item.

This morning, after queuing for half an hour, I finally found a pharmacy that ended my quest.



The queue for masks.

Each customer is limited to only 1 packet which contains 5 pieces.

As of yesterday, three more Covid-19 cases have been identified in Malaysia, bringing the total number to 22.

Are you worried?  Are you keeping calm in your corner of the world?

46 comments:

Giancarlo said...

Che questa settimana abbia inizio con gioia e positività.
Buon lunedì

fredamans said...

I live in Canada. We have 2 confirmed cases in my region. Am I scared? Sure. Am I going to do anything about it, no. Sadly, most of the worlds' population is going to get it before it's over. It's going to be a case of whether it kills you or not. If it's my time to go, I hope I will be with God. For now, I leave it in His hands.

betty said...

I'm concerned but not panicking (yet). Just trying to make sure to do great hygiene; lots more hand washing and also being careful where we are at. I don't think I'll be doing much traveling and no airplane travel any time soon.

betty

Sandee said...

Yikes, that's a long line, but I'd be in it too. I'm glad you got yours.

Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I'm in a small town and have seen no one wearing a mask. I can't say what's happening in big cities.

stevebethere said...

It's quite worrying not heard of any here in London yet glad you got your mask :-)

Have a tanfastical week :-)

Linda said...

So far so good! I am in Virginia, USA. I do have some masks in the closet and I'm washing my hands more often.

Stewart M said...

This is not good news - so far so good here.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kelly Steel said...

Its so sad that we are in this time. Everywhere there are long line to buy those masks.

yonosoymillenium said...

hola, yo estoy en España y si preocupa, algun caso tenemos y supuestamente controlado, pero yo no diría eso ya que se está expandiendo por todo el mundo, deseo que todo se calme y consigan pararlo sin más muertes. Aquí no usamos por el momento mascarillas.

Phil Slade said...

I'm pleased to hear you got your face mask. Luckily it's not here yet. Stay safe my friend.

MásQueRopa said...

Woww love your post 😘

Mascha said...

Stay safe and keep healthy! Here it is still not a big issue, but maybe, it will come (?)
Greetings from Germany

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh wow.. stay safe and healthy.

Meditations in Motion said...

I am concerned but there have been no confirmed cases in my area. With so much worldwide travel it is bound to spread.

Lin said...

Oh my gosh...stay safe and healthy!!

We, in the states, are not really panicking yet. Chinatown in Chicago is hurting for business--especially after the New Year when a lot of the residents there traveled home for the holiday. People just aren't taking chances here.

No masks yet....

Su-sieee! Mac said...

We actually had two cases in our part of California, soon after the story broke about the virus. The couple were eventually transferred to a major hospital in San Francisco to be monitored. I haven't heard anything more about them. Take care out there.

junieper2/jesh StG said...

Happy you got a supply, so you don't have to worry so much! Sorry you have to deal with it - I can imagine worry never completely leaves your mind. Here on the country side, there is minimal contact with people, and we don't have animals. Really hope that they will get control over this virus very soon! The "line" or cure gives an interesting image:) Much thanks for sharing this experience with All Seasons, and I wish a a worry-free week!

Mellie said...

That is a very long line! Glad you got yours. I am not too worried about it over here. Stay safe and well!

betty-NZ said...

Sometimes, it's a good thing to live in a tiny island country. We have some citizens who have been exposed, but they have been quarantined when they came back. I do hope and pray you are safe.



I'm so glad you are a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

My Corner of the World

Paspii said...

One death in Finland so far, a Chinese tourist.
Have seen only 1 face mask wearer.
So no panic in here. Yet..

Tom said...

...I get the feeling that the truth isn't being told, but with our idiot President there is no truth. I hope that you stay safe.

Zinaida Strinu said...


Well, in Romania we are still not very worried. However, in the big shops and in the hospitals there are people wearing masks, and in the pharmacies more masks are required.

Have a great day !

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

This is sad, I hope you stay safe and healthy! Wishing you a happy day!

Suzy said...

Hoping that you can avoid it. They have brought the virus to our city hospitals (Pittsburgh, PA) to help work on a cure.

An Apel a Day said...

My husband is more worried than I am. He talked about getting face masks, for the boys. On the news they said just wash your hands a lot, and keep your hands out of your face. I also live in the US, so not as many people have it here.

Stay well!

R's Rue said...

Wow.

Sandee said...

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

pilch92 said...

I hope you stay safe.

dee Nambiar said...

Uh-oh! I can imagine the demand for those masks. Glad you found one.
Take care, Veronica.

I'm not exactly panicking but I can't wait to hear of the end of it. We've got some travel plans in a couple of months.

Birgitta said...

I am pleased to hear you got your face mask! Take care!

Heidi R. said...

I did not buy any face masks because they only provide limited protection. Frequent hand washing would be more effective? But here, too, the masks in the pharmacies are sold out. Affected relatives send them home? At the moment in Germany, nobody wears a mask in public!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Other than washing my hands frequently there seems to be little else I can do. It's a bit of a wait and see game to see to what extent it spreads.

Natasha said...

Dear Veronica,
Missed seeing you around. Yes I was a bit away from the blogging circuit. But lovely to find your message on my blog this morning.

I'm glad you are taking the necessary precautions. The need of the hour indeed. I'm honestly not panicking, but waiting patiently for things to tide out. And praying people are safe and protected. And keeping hygiene utmost.
Maybe I should start wearing my N99 mask...

Stay safe, dear Veronica.

Much love always. <3
N

https://natashamusing.com/2020/02/types-of-love-valentines-day-special-natasha-musing/

thomas said...

Wow! haven't seen long queue like this at pharmacy,normally it's for food!

sherry fundin said...

yes, i'm concerned. two years ago i got the flu and was deathly ill. it took me two years to gain the weight back that i had lost. i am retired, so i am at home a lot, so that works in my favor. however, i do travel a lot too and that is where it where my concerns rise.
sherry @ fundinmental

Jeanna said...

I would be freaking out over there and don't feel all that safe over here. There was a case of Coronavirus in one of the local hospitals, many suspected but unproven cases in another WI campus town and the two case in Chicago which isn't all that far away. Living in the state capital and a university town with a world class hospital has its downside.
There are masks where I work out (just the paper kind) and I often pick one up for my mother who is 94 and who can get very sick from any virus let alone this one. It drives me nuts when people don't cover their mouths when they cough or wipe down fitness equipment when they're down using it.
Hope you are calm and safe.

Amy Johnson said...

I can certainly understand the concern in your little corner of the world. No one is wearing face masks in America that I've seen, although my husband, who works for a home improvement company, said they were completely sold out. I am concerned about the spread of the virus, but trying not to worry.

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Thinking of your corner of the world. Be healthy and safe.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Every year, quite a lot of people in the USA die from the flu and nobody panics. And some people still won’t even get the readily available vaccine. Viruses can be scary, whether new or the old familiar ones that cause influenza. I’m not in any panic...but am glad I don’t have any cruise travel planned!

Esha M Dutta said...

Gosh. That queue is long!
It is a big concern for all of us but we're not panicking here. Not yet! I guess it is mandatory that we all stay safe by keeping the hygiene in focus, wherever we are. I wouldn't wish to travel now but the husband has an overseas trip coming up and I'm a bit concerned to be honest. Pray this global health crisis gets over sooner than we think and that many more precious lives are saved. You take care, Veronica!

Thank you for sharing and for linking up for our #ww blog hop.

Wish you a blessed week.

Antionette Blake said...

Wow, I can't imagine having to live with that, sending prayers! #trafficjamweekend

Natasha said...

Dearest Veronica,

I used your quote for this week's #WW. Go check. :)

https://natashamusing.com/2020/02/phoenix-will-rise-wordlesswednesday-natasha-musing/

How are things in your neck of woods my friend?

Love and light

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am not sure you can get shoes repaired at all any more where I live. The local cobbler was a fixture when I was a boy.

windowtothebeauty said...

In the UK so far there are only a few cases but I prefer to avoid crowded places. I hope that this whole virus crisis will quickly gone. All the best!

An Apel a Day said...

We now have cases here in Nebraska - USA. One was at a place to eat just blocks from where I live.

I don't know that I'm scared per say. Just on alert. It doesn't help that it's allergy season. My throat is sore from all that outdoor stuff.

I am sad for my retirement plan. It keeps going down. Then Mica had a scheduled trip to Chicago, for school that got cancelled. That's kind of a mess. We have to wait 4-6 weeks to get our money back. Plus he won't get the experience.