【COVID Diaries】#1 England

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What's the Covid-19 situation like worldwide? CQGuide has asked our followers from different coutries to share their stories and what their lives are like recently. This week we have Emily from England to share her story.

来看看我们的读者艾米丽讲述英国疫情的真实情况。

Emily Hodson

President of CQIWG
CQGuide Ambassador

Emily is from England, and moved to Chongqing in January 2019. She loves travelling, learning new languages, Chinese culture and food, especially Chongqing xiaomian. She's enthusiastic about helping people and charity work.

I have lived in Chongqing since January 2019 but had to come back to the UK in February 2020 when the COVID-19 crisis was happening in China. When we arrived back, the situation was much better in the UK than in China - we could go out, spend time with our friends, go to bars and restaurants and live life as normal. However, the situation got much worse and COVID-19 became a global pandemic on 11 March 2020, and England officially went into lockdown on 23 March.

自2019年1月以来,我一直住在重庆,疫情爆发之后我于二月回到英国。刚回来时,英国的情况要比中国好得多-我们可以外出,和朋友见面,去酒吧和餐厅,过着正常的生活。但是,后来情况变糟了,整个国家于3月23日正式进入封锁状态。

It has now been more than seven weeks and now there are signs of lockdown easing. We are still advised to stay at home, but we can go outside each day for exercise, for medical supplies, to buy food, or to go to work if we are unable to work from home.

现在已经过去了七个多星期,我们还是不知道何时能解封。我们要做的就是待在家里,好的是我们仍然可以每天出门锻炼身体,买医疗卫生用品和食物,不能在家上班的也可以外出上班。

We are now able to meet one other person outside, but we must stay two meters apart from them. There is a limit on how many people are allowed into supermarkets, and you must cover your face with a scarf or cloth mask if you're inside any public spaces with other people.

我们可以与人交流但得保持两米远。超市有限人流量,所以必须在外面排队等候进去,在公共场合要求用衣服捂住嘴鼻。

The government has been following scientific advice for how to respond to this crisis but unfortunately a lot of people have died from this virus - more than 30,000. They have closed all schools and non-essential businesses, and they are paying 80% of people’s salaries up to £2500 per month, to try and avoid people losing their jobs.

我们一直在抗疫,但不幸的是,已经有超过30,000人的死亡人数。所有学校和非必须的公司行业等都关了,并支付人们薪水的80%,每月最高2500英镑,以避免人们丢掉工作。

The future is very uncertain, and we get daily updates from the government to find out what the next phase will look like for England.

未来充满不确定性,人们非常关心自己的工作和经济。我们每周都会收到政府的最新消息,因此会知道下一步该怎么走。

I am very grateful to China who has been supporting the UK in providing PPE for our healthcare system. I’m really happy to see that the situation in China has improved and people can spend time together now and can't wait until I'm able to come back to Chongqing!

我很感谢中国对英国的援助,很高兴看到中国的情况有所改善,人们现在可以有时间在一起。我期待着英国会有这么一天,我也能够回到重庆!

Personally, I have spent a lot of time indoors, trying to avoid people as much as possible. London is very crowded and I am lucky enough to have a little balcony so I can get some sun and some fresh air every day, and if I stay indoors it means that those who need the outside space can use it - such as people with no gardens, those who struggle with their mental health, or those who have children.

我一般是待在家里,尽可能避免与人接触。伦敦非常拥挤,我很幸运家里有一个阳台,我每天都可以晒太阳和呼吸新鲜空气。毕竟更多人需要去户外走走,例如那些家里没有室外空间的人,那些因精神健康而苦苦挣扎的人或者有孩子的人。

I have been doing a lot of volunteering in my local area, such as delivering food to those who need it, and helping to run a website called www.whatcanwedo.world, which collects together all of the ways people can help the UK's COVID-19 relief efforts right from their sofa. I also speak to two elderly people two times per week who are unable to leave their homes, to try and keep them company and lift their spirits - this is a very difficult time for them especially. I've been doing workouts each morning to boost my mood and my blood flow, and have been doing a lot of crafting and painting! I regularly speak to my friends and family on Zoom, and we play games and drink together.

我一直在当地做很多志愿活动,比如向有需要的人送食物,帮助运营www.whatcanwedo.world网站,该网站是英国疫情期间,人们用各种方法来给予帮助的一个网站。我每周会有两次与两个宅家的老人交谈,与他们保持联系并鼓舞他们-这各时期对他们来说尤其困难。我每天早晨都在做健身运动,并做了很多手工和画画!我经常在Zoom上与我的朋友和家人聊天,一起玩游戏和喝酒。

📎Learn more about what they do:

www.whatcanwedo.world

I take things one day at a time, as the future is too uncertain to predict at the moment.

Yingguo jiayou!

把握当下,因为未来不可期。

英国加油!

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