Our theme this week: Staying connected
COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week, we’re discussing a new theme with you: keeping the link.
How do we keep the connection when we are deprived of human contact? Have we developed new modes of communication? How do we maintain the connection with older people?
It is day 2 of a mandatory curfew (punishable by 1 year of jail), and finally the sun is out after a week of bad weather. Today the government released a statement explaining the necessity for such extreme measures, and informing its citizens of what to expect on the days ahead. The government also announced that in the past 24 hours 400 people were arrested throughout the country breaking curfew. Moises Saman JORDAN. Amman. March 21, 2020.
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Coronavirus. Neighborhood solidarity and supplying food for elderly people. France. Normandy. Fecamp
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During the coronavirus outbreak. Practicing social distancing. GB. England. Bristol. 2020
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Every evening at 20h Parisians come to their windows and balconies to cheer and applaud the medical workers. My wife Sahar on WhatsApp with her relatives in Iran. FRANCE. Paris. April 11, 2020.
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My husband is leaving Iran for a new job. Because of the Coronavirus we couldn't throw him a farewell party. Last weekend suddenly three friends showed up and, keeping social distancing in mind, we danced the night away. IRAN. Tehran. April 16, 2020.
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