Good neighbourliness – this seems to be fading out fast
The nations of the world are trying to curb the pandemic that is ravaging people everywhere. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 has claimed thousands of lives within these three months since its first outbreak in the Wuhan Province of China. Now several countries in Europe are in lockdown. Italy which is the epicentre of the disease in the European continent, is doing everything to save the lives of its citizens. The nation is on lockdown to contain the spread of the virus. It took a lot of efforts on the part of the government to make people stay at home; some felt they still have to move around despite series of warnings, some people find it a hard thing to adjust to, but they eventually saw reasons and had to adhere. The supermarkets, pharmacy, and other offices that provide essential services are opened. But, there are queues before a person or two are allowed in. No one must stay in crowded places. With people who are used to a social lifestyle of interacting with others, it is indeed a bitter pill to swallow. But, we have to do what we have to do. Albert Einstein said “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.”  And of course, there is one important lesson from this pandemic: 
*Good neighbourliness – this seems to be fading out fast. But, this situation has brought it back; people are looking out for their neighbours again and asking how they are doing. In some places in Italy, neighbours sang together in solidarity, expressing the thought, “We’re in this together.” If a neighbour catches the virus, there is the tendency the other neighbour could catch it.
*Good air quality – Less vehicular movements and air transportation results in better climate; cleaner and purer air quality.
*Family bond – The lockdown has given the opportunity for families to be together all day long and even weeks. Families or couples stay together at this time, encouraging and supporting one another. What really matters after all is the love of a family.
*Availability of time – A lot of people have never really have enough time to do other things apart from work. Now is the time to do all the things you wanted to do at home but had no time. You could fix broken down stuffs around the house, paint that room you have always wanted to paint – doing little things for your loved ones matter.
*Discover your other talents – This lockdown presents a unique opportunity to do other things you never had time for. Your latent talent could have an avenue to explode. A young lady uses this time to create new baking recipes and launched her own channel sharing her mouth watering ideas.  My cousin was wondering how people who can’t cook would survive. Well, this is a pretty good time to learn the art and start making their own food instead of eating out.
*Mortality of man – Man has learnt that we are not in control of everything as we thought.  But, God is immortal. There is no security anywhere and there is a limit we can lean our our governments.
*Everyone matters – What unites us is more than what divides us. Race, creed, colour, or status are all secondary. We are all human and treat one another with that in mind.