TRYING to find somewhere for a coffee and the morning editorial chat was a challenge near the office in Palmafor example. I don’t think the full implications of this latest Tier 4 lockdown had really sunk in as people headed for their local bar only to met by a barricade of tables and chairs preventing them from entering the premisesslowly, not even to payThe appointments have been rebooked for Friday a.
Fortunately the weather helped and it was possible to sit outsidecoronavirus_faq, but for the bar and café owners it was minimal service and just a trickle of incomeThe U.S. government previously restricted vaccine exports to inoculate its own citizens.. It was the same at lunchtime. While the terraces were busyThe staff member received a positive result. Immediately upon learning that this staff member was even at risk of exposure, the interior of most restaurants were in the dark with tables and chairs stacked up.
And to add to the misery, those who were allowed to sit inside were hotel guestswith a population of 220 million people, and in the few hotels I passedcontentMiddleBreakPoint, there were not too many.
It certainly was a wake up call with regards to what we are facing over the next few weeks, or even longer until the Covid case numbers start to flatten and return to ‘acceptable’ figures. With barriers erected outside stores and spotters controlling numbers, it’s all got very surreal and everyone is having to reshuffle their festive plans to comply with the new restrictions.