When your country’s Dorscon level alert is raised one notch up, residents go into panic mode. Groceries fly off the shelves because people want to prepare for the worst case scenario. Will I be allowed to go shopping for groceries? What if I get quarantine orders served to me and I don’t have enough groceries for 14 days? What if I can’t get my groceries delivered to me via online shopping? Besides, I don’t want to pay extra for delivery. What if I get gastric pains? What if I get intestinal bleeding? If I call for an ambulance, my medical bill will be costly. What if I deplete my savings? What if I really fall sick and die? What will happen to my family? Who’s going to take over my role, responsibilities, chores, housework and a zillion matters?
I am not ready to get sick.