Day 0 of a Lockdown

As I write this, there are still 10 minutes left before an official lock-down is in effect: so let me bring you up to date.

Yeah, so this is supposed to be for twenty-one days, starting from 12 am, 25th of March 2020.

(Just a very boring intro, as you can see.)

Our exams had all finished quite a few days back, and we were all chilling about; all while knowing that something was going to happen any time soon.

And then, on this exact day, we got a surprise announcement.

The announcement came around 8:30 that evening, telecasted on national television: but as it was, we only saw it around 9, or maybe even 9:15. Then there was a hurried departure for last-minute stocking up (we did have enough; just in case). My dad, and brother had made a hasty break from dinner to return almost two hours later, carrying three filled-to-the-brim bags with vegetables, oil and what else.

What was the announcement: 21 days, lock-down, with effect midnight the same day.

Okay, now it’s exactly 00:01; darn it, I missed a good opportunity. So the lock-down is really, really in effect.

This is probably gonna be fun, and only time will tell.

But until then, I’m out.

Hari