Sri Lanka Corona Virus by Yazeed

A typical Lankan day

With what’s going on with Covid-19 virus, I’d like to share my own point of view as a tourist.

Here in the south of Sri Lanka, the days are slow and normal, you see people walking in the street and smiling. Everyone is going on with their daily business as usual, with the exception of some places closing down.

Ever since the virus became a pandemic. My days haven’t changed a lot. I start my day by waking up to birds, monkeys, and people having a morning laugh. I have my coffee just like I would everyday. A double shoot of espresso. After that I join the daily conversation about the C word to stay informed about the situation. After which I would go to the beach for a morning surf, where lots of other surfers are out early searching for that perfect wave.

Living in the small village of Midigama where everyone is a familiar face, life is much different than what’s going on in other parts of the world. The daily life here is distant from the chaos that the virus is causing. There is peace and calmness. Unfortunately, other parts of the world are deprived of these simple life leisure’s. Such as, going out for groceries, walking down the beach, or meeting people. One thing has changed for me since the virus became a pandemic. Which is realizing it’s the small things that matter in this life, and I’m lucky enough to be in a place that has a strong sense of community where we go through these tough times together.

We are in a unknown situation, that never happened before. Country boarders shutting down, people panicking, emerging of racism, down to the simple act of just coughing could put you in trouble. We need to understand that people are scared of an invisible threat, and as a community we all must come together and fight this pandemic.

Social distancing yourself from the rumors and news, is one way to fight this virus. Just be informed on what is needed to know, how to safeguard yourself from it, and take the right measures the benefit you and others around you. Be more careful, live life normally, eat healthy Wombat style🤙