(Enhanced Community Quarantine) The Struggle Is Real...

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Photos featured are taken this morning with my smartphone.I went to my neighborhood mall to buy bread.

Community quarantine took effect last Sunday, March 15th. At that time, it was applicable only in Metro Manila. That's where I live. Because of it, our office is temporarily closed, and I've no day work, so I need to stay home.

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Unlike other folks who seem to have more than enough funds to hoard and buy grocery items in bulk, my daughter and I strive on a strict bi-weekly budget.

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It is quite timely that we have already done our grocery shopping. However, I do not usually stock up on perishables like bread. We ran out last night, so I planned to buy some today.

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Enhanced community quarantine was announced last night for the entire Luzon area. It took effect today. That meant that only businesses that cater to basic needs would remain open to serve the public. No public transport is allowed as well. The mall nearest my home was closed, so I trekked to my neighborhood mall to buy bread. Yey I saw Bread Talk is open 'cause that's what the sign by the window said. But I had to walk around as there was but one entrance open.

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What used to be a busy part of the mall now looked like a ghost town. And this is just day one of the enhanced community quarantine.

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I have no idea how long this will last. It's pretty scary if you ask me. In all the decades that I have existed, this is the first time I'm experiencing something like this. The whole scene looks like a scene from an apocalyptic movie, minus the zombies hiding out somewhere.

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Inside the mall, all the shops are closed. The only time I used to see this scene was closing time. This was start of day. I feel for all the workers who couldn't go to work. Some probably wouldn't even get paid. What then would happen if this were to go on for a month? At this point, I could only hope for the best.

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It looks the same here... The only difference is that here it is prohibited go outside and police are checking people on the street and sending them home...

and I hope that zombies aren't the next level... :)

Stay safe!

Oh boy I don't even like zombie movies or TV series 🤣😂🤣😂 yeah I'm praying all will be well soon 🙏🙏🙏

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I am sorry to hear this is happening in your country. 😕
If your office is closed, you won't be paid, will you? Or have your employers made arrangements for some basic pay while they are closed?

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It's no work, no pay for me. Good thing my daughter works in a bank. They have work and pay as usual 😊😊

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Don't know what will be happened next. Stay safe.

Thank you. You too 😉👍

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This is so hard to imagine unless you see it. Large cities all over the world, and small ones, as well are being shut down. Thank you for sharing your photos!

I hope everything is well in your part of the world ^_^ take care!

Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
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