After 102 days of no community transmission, Covid-19 is back in New Zealand. We kicked this once, let’s do it again.
You’re not going to get much sensible out of me today. On the way to work this morning, hubby’s cellphone got an emergency announcement from the government that Covid-19 cases have been discovered in the community in New Zealand and the whole country is going to a higher alert level.
After 102 days with no community spread.
A hundred and two days.
It was never going to stay out, but it was nice while it lasted.
Now is the time for me to be grateful.
I’m grateful New Zealand has a government that took the pandemic seriously from the start and believes scientific evidence.
I’m grateful Jacinda Ardern increased the intensity of lockdown restrictions now rather than taking a wait-and-see approach.
I’m grateful my livelihood doesn’t depend on me being able to physically go to work.
I’m grateful today was my last day in the office before a week of leave.
I’m grateful the masks I ordered were waiting in the letterbox when I got home.
I grateful for the past few months of freedom.
At 7:45am I went home.
We kicked this thing before. We can do it again. Come on New Zealand and our team of six million.