Whats Been Going On!

May
16
This is my article about flour shortages, published in the Costa Blanca News Friday 15th May 2020.
May
16
Monday 11 May Shock, disappointment, incredulity, frustration and resignation. These were some of the emotions felt by Valencians on Saturday when the government in Madrid announced that the city and some other parts of the community would not be passing to Phase One of deconfinement. Many people, especially youngsters, had been hoping to have a bit more freedom after two months of lockdown. They could begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel and the possibility of going to second... + read more
May
11
1st May – New timetable for going outside, but what about the 14-year-olds?? From tomorrow the lockdown will be eased. A bit. We still won’t be able to move about as much as people in the UK have, but we’ll have more freedom than now. And for those living in city centre apartment blocks this must be a Godsend. There is a ’clearly’ set out timetable for when each group of people can venture out of their homes, but in amongst all the explanations I can’t... + read more
May
11
Photo by The Guardian. Figures out recently comparing how efficiently countries have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic show that among the top 12, seven have a female leader. Any regular followers of my blog will know I’m a big fan of New Zealand’s plain-speaking Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. So, imagine my delight when I heard that she was one of the seven. The story has also made the news in several newspapers and was on BBC Radio 4’s Weekend Woman’s... + read more
Apr
30
Tuesday 28th April Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Prime Minister, has announced that coronavirus is all but eliminated in her country. But how has New Zealand succeeded where so many other countries have failed? Ms Ardern took a bold move, early on and now her country’s new coronavirus infections are in single figures and the total number of deaths stands at just 17. It was a risky strategy, which many criticised, to close the borders and impose a strict, early lockdown,... + read more

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