Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Day 66, Week 10, Month 3 of Self Isolation.

The Numbers

363 new deaths taking the total to 35,704.

Brazil seems to be at or close to the peak now but their death rate per million is still low at 85 compared to 594, 532, and 521 in Spain, Italy and UK respectively.

The News

London has had no new cases in the last 24 hours!

The government is gearing up for the contact tracing phase of the War on Covid. They have employed 25,000 contact tracers. Test, Track and Trace is expected to commence in June.

Rolls Royce, who supply engines to the aviation industry, are planning to cut 9000 jobs.

More and more schools are saying that they won’t open on June the 1st.

Captain Tom, who walked 100 laps of his garden, for his 100th birthday, and raised tens of millions of pounds for the NHS, has been knighted. Captain Tom is now Sir Tom!

Devon is grid-locked with cars as people from all over the country have flooded the area hoping to make the best of the heatwave at the seaside.

The New Way of Life

Well, what an unusually busy day! It’s a scorcher too – 26 degrees.

We had to set the alarm to make sure we got up in time as we have been sleeping in so late during the Time of Covid.

Did my hair and makeup for the first time in weeks for our trip out to get M’s blood test at the special “shielding” centre.

We arrived early and they did the test early as there was no-one else there. It was all done very carefully. M in mask and gloves and the staff in full PPE. They were very careful to ensure that he didn’t touch anything, and when they were done they opened the doors for him, got him to take of his gloves and gave him a new clean pair. All in all very safe and reassuring after all our anxiety about it.

As we were over on the side of Birmingham where M’s son lives, we took the opportunity to call on them and have a front garden chat with his son, grandson and daughter-in-law. It was sooo good to see them. It really lifted us both.

We spent the rest of the day working o our presentation and plan for tomorrow’s virtual workshop. It’s coming together now very nicely – we hope!

 

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