Today has been one of announcements as Australia really starts to appreciate the seriousness of Covid-19. Earlier, my state of Western Australia and several other states elected to close their borders to non-essential travel in a bid to help quell the increase in numbers of cases.
Tonight, following a meeting of the National Council, the Prime Minister advised non-essential services such as bars, clubs, cinemas and restaurants where we might congregate are to close from tomorrow; what a scary time it is for all who work in these venues, and it is many.
So much announced this weekend, it brings home how worried our government is off this viruses impacts upon our economy and how much they are having to do to support it. After having watched our government stimulate our economy following the GFC, I didn’t expect I’d see such a big package quite so soon, yet 10-11 years later this one is looking at least triple that and far more wide reaching.
Tonight supermarket representatives mentioned things had calmed this weekend after weeks of crazed buying. It is heartening to think we might finally see people returning to a form of normalcy where we can again return to supermarkets and be certain of supply.
I hope this comes to an end quickly so anyone affected might be able to get back to pre-virus life.