Make no mistake. When loved ones are removed from your home by ambulance because the virus has hit them hard, you are not going to be able to follow them there, sit by their hospital bed and hold their hand. You are not going to be able to pop in at 7.00 pm for visiting hours.
They are going to have no one other than exhausted and brave hospital staff to see them through days or weeks of barely breathing through a ventilator until they either die or recover. They are not going to be well enough to text you.
You are not going to be able to phone the ward to check in on them regularly (staff will be too busy for that). During that time, they will be completely alone, while you sit at home waiting to hear whether they have made it through.
Imagine that person is someone you love dearly. Because it's going to be a reality for many in the coming weeks.
And if that person in hospital happens to be you, going through that ordeal completely alone, it would be nothing less than terrifying.
Please stay home and only go out if absolutely necessary. Social distancing is imperative right now for your family and mine.
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Kia ora neighbours, Circus Circus cafe has been criticised for telling employees to speak English at all times "out of respect for colleagues".
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Opening this Saturday! The colourful, life affirming abundance of Emma Bass' works, inspired by 17th century floral still lives and the joyousness of Matisse, will fill the ballroom as part of the exhibition 'The Impossible Garden' for the Auckland Festival of Photography!
Come by to see these stunning works ‘exploring beauty though a manipulated lens’, blurring the boundaries between photography, painting and collage. The exhibition is free entry and runs until 26 July.
Places are still available for Emma's Artist Talk on Sunday 7 June at 2pm, followed by tea! Emma will be in conversation with with Aimee Rafini from Art Ache. Free entry. Bookings required as places are limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 8467367.
Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert. Open Wed-Sun 10:30-4:30