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Gauhar Family

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Now that you have had a recap and can remember some of those moments I would like to introduce you to the Gauhar Family – 71 days since first case and 10 days after lock down and home isolating. So all very fresh and raw!

How would you describe what is happening right now with COVID19 ?
Home isolation as much as we possibly can to reduce the chance of infection.

How has this affected your family?
Get us out of a monotonous routine but then its also boring to stay home all the time.

What is one thing that has surprised you about this event – Positively or negatively?
Positively spending more time together seems to be good.

What is one thing you will always remember about this time?

What do you think is really important right now?
To reduce the infection rate and flattened the CURVE by doing the RIGHT THING.

What have you done to stay in touch with others?

What is one thing that you miss right now?
Going to shops and cafes.

Does this scare you?

What is one good thing that you hope will happen after this is all over?
We keep spending more family time and more focus on our health, rather than materialistic things.

I asked these guys to ask their kids the following questions:
How have you maintained your friendships? Xbox/facetime
What’s your thoughts on home schooling? Not sure (it hadn’t started yet as it was school holidays and I (Anna) was curious to see if they had even thought about it)
What do you think about the Corona Virus? Wicked
What is one thing you miss doing right now? Playing with friends
What is one thing you are enjoying about this time? No school

100 Days today since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in Australia

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I was in the process of introducing my next family and wanted a timeline to tie it all together when I discovered that today marks 100 days since the first case here in Australia. So many things I forgot about and how so much has changed and quickly. That’s why I knew I had to start sharing this project.

Here is a little reminder of what has happened in 100 days.
January 25th 2020 was the first recorded case in Melbourne.
February 11th the virus became known as COVID-19.
February 27th WHO declared the coronavirus/COVID-19 as a pandemic and mass panic buying began.

March 1st saw Australia’s first death a 78 year old WA man who was on the Diamond Princess – not the last cruise ship that we would be hearing about.
March 10th Tom Hanks (who was visiting Australia) and March 27th Prince Charles and Boris Johnson all tested positive for COVID-19.
March 13th (Friday) Mass gatherings or events with more than 500 participants should not take place from the Monday onwards.

World Cases 209 000 / Deaths 8,000
Australian Cases 708 / deaths 6

March 18th Non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people banned. Australians advised to get home.
March 19th The Ruby Princess disembarked passengers in Sydney with no precautions taken. This was a defining moment as the next day 3 people tested positive and all passengers had to self isolate for 14 days.
Australian Borders were now closed to non-citizens and residents.
March 21st Bondi Beach closed after crowds flock to the water.
March 23rd at 12pm saw the closure of all pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants, excluding takeaway. Gyms, indoor sporting venues, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs and entertainment venues are also closed.

March 24th/25th More restrictions and are encouraged to work from home.
* Australians are banned from traveling overseas
* Auctions, shopping centre food courts, amusement parks, play centres, beauty salons and haircuts taking longer than 30min, but that was lifted 2 days later.
* Gatherings are restricted to groups of 10 when outdoors, includes funerals. Weddings are limited to five people.
* Australians must stay home unless they’re going out for an essential purpose, and the definition of essential is broadened. “Now, if you ask me who is an essential worker?” Morrison says. “Someone who has a job.”

March 29th Gatherings are limited to two people.

*the above dates are from many different sources & dates may vary slightly

I am going to stop there as this is where I would like to now introduce my next family but have decided to give them their own post as this was quite long. I thought April felt tough but gee March was certainly interesting.

Anna x

At a time I was feeling a little overwhelmed with what was going on, going for a walk was good for the soul. Charli thought it would be fun to wear wigs for the walk. So we did.