In the afternoon we had as usual our scrabble and this time I was third out of five ! Of course we talked a lot about the Corona Virus and that some people stock food don't go out etc. And Belgium has not many virus infected people I guess about 200 and today we also had our first dead ! He was "only" 90 !! Italy is completely closed the borders but also the schools, shops and everything until the 3rd of April. My niece was not that worried, she is home and could go to the Garda Lake and have an ice cream there without any tourist !
I don't do anything special, I just don't shake hands or kiss people as they use to do here and that's it. In fact the best garment would be the Burka
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There is nothing to do the weather god I don't know his name, has decided to pour buckets and buckets of water on us also the following day. I hid behind the TV and tried to find a movie with a lot of sunshine. Finally I ended up at my friend Myriam who was also bored and behind her TV. She had got an email from the retirement home in which we have our painting classes, that due to the Corona Virus there is no class ! But we wanted at least have our lunch together so we looked on Internet to find restaurant which was not closed. All restaurants with "all you can eat" were closed, so that nobody could spit his Corona Virus on the food.
After some Whatsapp exchanges we finally found one which was open and which we all liked very much. We always go there after a movie. It is an Italian one called "La dolce Vita" (sweet life) and has an excellent real Italian food with self made pasta.
This time the lunch was escalope Val d'Aosta with fresh made pasta and salad.
It was a pity that it was not warmer because they have such a nice terrace with Palm trees around. We had a little sunshine, but when we left it started to rain.
People and the press make you crazy with the Corona Virus, so on my way back I bought enough to fill in our deep freezer with ready made food, from our special French deep freeze shop, so if we don't get the virus I should have enough food not to starve in the next weeks.
Meanwhile universities are closed and students have to work at or from home. Doctors can be consulted via Internet to have prescriptions. The shops are still open but probably not for a long time, except food shops. In Italy all shops, and restaurants are closed and they let in customers in groups with 1 m distance to buy food.
My son who lives in Amsterdam has to work from home and my daughter in law too. Toby has no school. They are one step further as we in little Belgium but they foresee a peak for mid April !!
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