The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has changed not only the way we look at the world, but more introspectively – at ourselves, and Croatia’s National Civil Protection Headquarters has been doing a fine job of making us assess our own behaviour.
Our way of life until coronavirus struck was fast-paced and flowed without much of a second thought, but now that we’re all stuck behind closed doors and unable to even gather in groups, it’s difficult to imagine the carefree life we enjoyed just a few months ago.
As Index writes on the 12th of April, 2020, National Civil Protection Headquarters staff member Maja Grba Bujevic commented on just how our lives will change in the face of the pandemic, and until we manage to find a vaccine against COVID-19.
She told Dnevnik Nova TV what new measures have been introduced in nursing homes to prevent the virus from entering them, following a recent tragedy in which coronavirus managed to break through into one such home full of vulnerable people.
“They are introducing a schedule for employees to work in working isolation. They’re housed either in the home itself or in organised accommodation. This protects them from taking the infection home with them and also reduces the possibility of them bringing it with them from outside into the home,” she explained, showcasing that lessons had indeed been learned from the unfortunate event mentioned above.
When asked how much our lives would need to change until a vaccine for this new coronavirus was found, she replied:
“There’s going to be a lot of change. There will be a long-term need for physical distance between us until the vaccine is ready. Some things are good, though – we’ve quickly solved a lot of things from the digital side of society that we otherwise wouldn’t have introduced so quickly. Our way of life will certainly change,” Grba Bujevic of the National Civil Protection Headquarters concluded.
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