So far I've personally eliminated a lot of foods from my travel diet aka fun foods aka pretty much everything fried and spicy.
Korea and Malaysia have a lot in common!
Oh how age, stress, and diet catches up with you when you travel though!
Anyhoo I'm feeling fine so no worries there!
The interesting things I've observed as the lockdown goes into week 2 are below...
* Popular grocery delivery services have become overwhelmed and stopped deliveries in the first week. People have to go to the grocery stores.
* Grocery stores are trying their best to help with people's worries about going to the grocery store. One is limiting the store to only 50 adults at a time, no kids, asking people to social distance inside the store at 1 meter apart per cart, and requesting that people wear masks inside the store.
Update: I went around Noonish to check things out. There wasn't a lot of people there. Hand sanitizer was out in front for customers. Temperatures were taken as well before entering. The majority were all wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
There were more basket shoppers vs. cart shoppers as well during that time.
* Food deliveries are operating with longer wait times and cancellations, esp for large orders. If they think you are eating for a family of four, they probably think you should take your ass to a grocery store. lol
* A lot of people seem worried that this lockdown will continue. Mothers seem worried that their kids will fall behind in school if they continue to homeschool. It's really stressful reading some of the concerns online so I'm keeping it short and sweet.
* It still feels like a ghost town. The law enforcement has made sure to let people know to take things seriously with checkpoints on roads. Efforts are really being made. People and businesses are adapting as much as possible. It's all about problem solving at this point.
* 16,000 testing a day goal projected to take place by the end of March to come close to SK's 20,000 a day.
* Woke up to the morning paper's front page photo. It was of a cat and her two kittens standing between two marked social distancing lines at a wet market. The headlines also spoke a great deal about working from home. It's the future folks!
Digital nomads are too. :)
Side Note: Doing little things like eating a healthy breakfast and reading the newspaper can really help you catch up on things quickly. Here's the paper for those who were curious. The cat family was on the front page of the March 24th paper. I actually like this paper too. They've had some great positive articles.
The last time I read a physical paper had to be in the 90s or early 2000s. Naturally I had to search out the online format eventually. It's a good option if you're worried about every surface during these times. ;)