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Life in Times of Covid-19

By EMN Updated: Jul 28, 2020 7:27 pm

As a young child of age 11 we are supposed to have fun and play with friends and family. But all of a sudden I can’t believe we are somehow in a part of a horror movie. Since November 2019, the world has changed so much. We can’t live with ease in our lives, we have to adapt with the conditions or else we are at the verge of extinction. It is terrifying to see how it’s spreading so instantly throughout the world.

From (Wuhan) China to Nagaland, India , the instant Covid-19 reached (Kohima), the conditions have changed very much. Before the pandemic, I was heading for my goals and towards a brighter future in life but right now I am just like a paper boat floating on water. When  Covid-19  reached here, I was shivering with fear and so scared to even go outside my house, although I always see my parents going to the office. So, before they leave I tell them to remember the “do’s and don’ts” and always maintain social distancing. That is the only option to save oneself.                    

It is hard to believe that the Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 654,000  people worldwide and it keeps increasing each day. What I wonder is that throughout the world  there are so many scientists and medical professionals  but still despite the large number they cannot find the vaccine to this pandemic, I hope they do soon. 

In my life I also want to become a scientist and help in finding vaccines. But I learn and strongly believe that only Christ alone can do everything possible. So we should humble ourselves, trust in Him and pray that God will show mercy on us.

During this pandemic, I have learnt a lot of important lessons which I will never forget in my life. I have understood the importance of life and family too. We must appreciate our parents for their endless hard work to fulfill our needs and keep us happy .

 I also appreciate and thank all frontline workers, Government, NGO’s and my teachers who are working so hard for us even though it is not safe for them to be out there. In times like these, we should learn the value of food and everyday items in our lives. We have learnt to respect our farmers, vendors and we now realise that we should  never waste food because many people are unable to have even a single meal during this lockdown period and if possible we must help people who are in need. 

Lastly, this Covid-19 pandemic ‘Lockdown’  gives us many lessons about life. I have learned to handle difficulties with a positive mind and not with a negative thinking. There is an end to every nightmare and this is one that shall end soon. Let us stand in unity not to a specific country, race or religion but rather to mankind. Let’s all unite together and try to follow the precautions and fight this pandemic. “I choose to live in the 21st Century and therefore I shall try my best, and so what about you”?

Wangshinok Ozukum,
New Ministers’ Hill, Kohima

By EMN Updated: Jul 28, 2020 7:27:00 pm