The Pandemic Lock-down Challenge

photo from Flickr by Lucas Oliveira

We are not new to the COVID 19 virus, it is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

Coronavirus spreads primarily through person-to-person contact. It is a respiratory virus, and, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, it can be found in water droplets that form from respiration – the act of breathing. This is known as droplet spread.

To avoid the spread of the virus, many counties around the world have been forced to shut down from the daily activities as many people are asked to stay home to prevent the continuous spread of the Virus.

With effect to the lock-down, many people are forced to work from home while others are out of work. Millions of Europeans languish in isolation; people are seeking increasingly imaginative ways to keep themselves entertained for their mental health as explained by Jon Henley.

People have chosen to connect with friends and family through various social media platforms either by face timing, calls while some others started engaging in different social challenge. Many people across the world have been taking this time to engage themselves by participating in this fun challenge while we remain abiding to the social distancing  for weeks now.

one of the most accepted challenge has been the #dontrushchallenge with over 27.7K posts on Instagram as i type, another is the #savechallenge which is about 69K post and another popular one is the #Pushupschallenge with 248K posts as i write.