Rahul: Hi Monica! How are you doing?
Monica: I’m doing absolutely great. Thanks! How about you? And how are you? Are you safe during this pandemic?
Rahul: Absolutely. I’m taking precautions. By the way, what’s new these days?
Monica: Well, well, well! As usual, I’m studying for my civil services examination which is lined up on May 31st.
Rahul: I know the date, but don’t you think it will be extended further due to the lockdown?
Monica: There are some really good chances of the examination getting postponed by at least a month. And they should, because the studies of the aspirants have been affected to a great extent. But due to no notifications by the UPSC about the postponing of the examination, we have to be all set for May 31st only. How is the situation of the pandemic in your city?
Rahul: There are two cases here in my city. Both the cases are still active and both were tested positive this week itself. Since then, the administration has become very strict and people have also become very precautious. No idea what’s going to happen in the coming days. How is the situation over there in Delhi?
Monica: It is very bad, extremely bad. The positive cases are compounding rapidly. I think it will take another 1-2 months to bring the situation in total control in Delhi. Luckily, coronavirus is not as deadly as the Spanish flu of 1918. But still, it is taking many lives.
Rahul: Very true. In fact, I just feel tensed the moment I think about countries like the USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and others. We’re still in a way better condition than those, or at least seem to be. I know the testing rate in India is one of the lowest in the world.
Monica: Let’s just hope for the best. We need to support mankind by providing all the sort of help that we can provide while being precautious. The world economy is drowning drastically, and it will take years to recover from this state. I just hope that things get back to normal as soon as possible.
Rahul: I also hope the same. Alrighty, I gotta go. I’ll call you later, Monica! Go and do your studies and best of luck for your examination. Bye!
Monica: Thanks, Rahul! Have a good day! Bye!