15 Mar It’s the End of the World as We Know it

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec, ISO200)

Cherry blossom season in Seoul, Korea. No I haven’t traveled there recently. I took those images a year ago when life was still normal.

Now everything has changed. Because of a virus. Covid19 better known by its street name corona. I canceled a business trip to Seoul just three weeks ago when coronavirus case numbers in Korea were jumping up from 30 to 300 to 600 to over 1.000 within days. At the time of my decision there were no travel restrictions in place. Now they are. Not only regarding China and Korea. Almost every country has introduced travel restrictions. Italy and Spain are locked down and parts of Austria are too.

In Austria all schools and all none essential shops will be closed starting on Monday. So beside super markets and pharmacies everything else will be closed. All restaurants and cafes will be closed too and so are all museums and cinemas. Every minute we get further restrictions. The government urges people to stay at home and I guess if that doesn’t work we will be not allowed to leave the house anymore just like it’s already the case in Italy and Spain.

Don’t get me wrong. I think it is necessary. I think that beside very few exemptions like Japan and Korea most countries waited too long to introduce measures and now they are running out of time. I know that right now it looks like this is mainly a problem in

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