Written by: Simran Kaur
In the times of a pandemic like Covid-2019, our conversations will also more or less remain topical. To become more familiar with the terms and phrases used around the Coronavirus outbreak, here is an excellent English conversation to help you out.
Alex: Heya John! Long time no see.
John: Hi Alex, indeed! How are you doing these days?
Alex: I’m enjoying my life to the fullest, I play with my siblings in the park near to my place as everyone including my friends is staying inside due to this Coronavirus outbreak. I don’t know why people are so scared!
John: Really! I also feel like coming downstairs to accompany you but aren’t you aware of the lockdown orders imposed by the government?
Alex: Oh man! Obviously I am. But you tell me who’s gonna stay in this imposed quarantine for such a long time. I believe “A life lived in fear is a life half lived”.
John: Aren’t you worried about your grandparents? You must practice social distancing, if not for your own self but for your elders as they might get affected by the fomite/fomites. You must stay in self-quarantine and isolation for them. It’s a contagious and lethal disease with a very long incubation period, people usually stay asymptomatic when the virus catches them.
Alex: Yes, I totally get you. Though I practice cleaning my hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or with a soap/handwash, I also need to understand that I might get well but the older people have no immunity against it. It is rightly said that “A little knowledge is a harmful thing”, I had misinformation regarding this matter.
John: Aha! Lemme also tell you that It’s a novel virus, also the government has declared it as pandemic and many people aren’t understanding the seriousness of this COVID-19 that it is an acute respiratory disease with a high Mortality Rate.
Alex: I really wish that the virologists soon make a vaccine against this virus which will aid us in evacuating the cordon sanitaire.
John: Indeed bruh! A gentleman once said, “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.” So, we all need to perform our duty just by STAYING HOME and save lives.
Alex: Right on! Dawn comes after darkness only. I pledge that I will stay at my place till the time all of it ends. See ya soon John! Thank you for showing this much concern
John: Thanks for understanding. Stay safe! Stay home!