Posted on February 26, 2021
Peer review Christos
Before the pandemic hit my country I was living a typical teenager’s life like most people my age, going to school, studying, hanging out with my friends and more. I knew about the virus long before it hit Greece, but I did not make a big deal out of it. Then, the goverment put my country in lockdown and suddenly I was living in a new world. Things like going out with friends or eating in restraunts were no longer allowed. At first it was not that bad, as I got some much needed rest from school. But after the first 5 days, I was extremely bored, and given the fact that going outside had a lot of restrictions, I did not know what to do to pass the time. During the lockdown I usually studied for around an hour every day, and I also played videogames. I did some physical excersise, but I did not enjoy it bevause I was alone. Normaly I would go to the Basketball court with my friends, but obviously it was closed. My family was quite worried at first, but eventually we all got used to it. Right now, I am defenitely more cautious compared to the time before the virus hit us, I think that is the case for a lot of people. Unfortunately, it will be a while before things get back to normal again, as there are hundreds of new COVID cases everyday on my country, and we are still far from a vaccine. It is sad that so many people have lost their jobs and their loved ones, but the best thing to do right now is to do what the goverment tells us and get used to this situation. Because the reality is, that this virus isn’t going away anytime soon.