Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Lockdown v2 begins

Above is the selfie I posted to Instagram this evening, after the press conference had concluded. My usual padlock photo, symbolising lockdown, now has two padlocks because it’s our second complete lockdown, and because there are technicality two different ones at the moment. I said in the Instagram post’s caption:
Well, that’s weird: There was a case of community transmission of Covid and so New Zealand is going under lockdown from 11:59pm tonight. Auckland and Coromandel will be locked down for at least seven days, the rest of New Zealand will be locked down for 3 days. The vaccination programme has been temporarily suspended—so lucky I got my second jab! Oh well, fun times!
What was actually weird about it to me is that I found out about the case in the community while I was driving to get my second and final Covid vaccination jab, as I said in me previous blog post. Still, it is what it is. I may end up getting bored over the next three (maybe more) days we’re under a Level 4 lockdown, so I can’t promise there won’t be more selfies—or that there will be, for that matter. We’re all making this up as we go along.

Kia kaha.


Roger Owen Green said...

good thing you live in a civilised nation

Arthur Schenck said...

A very good thing!