Together we’ll survive it again!
As the second wave of COVID-19 hits Nepal, lockdown has been imposed in different parts of the nation. The capital city imposed restrictions from the end of April. It led to complete restrictions in movements, closure of educational and other institutions and everyone staying home.
The government had issued a prior notice on probable restrictions to be imposed due to soar in Covid-19 cases, our girls returned to Khairanitar to stay home with their families in these unprecedented times. This time around, many people in the village already had a good knowledge on what the disease is and how we can prevent and manage it. However, myths and rumors on the disease were still prevalent.
Kumari (name changed) shared, “Me and my friends learnt a lot about COVID-19, its symptoms, prevention and management while staying in Kathmandu.” On this Shreeya (name changed) added “Also, we gained information about new variants and how serious one’s condition can get if proper care is not received on time. My neighbor in the city shared, it is important we seek medical care immediately to prevent such conditions”. Our girls took initiative to provide correct and valid information to their families and their communities and connect needy with local health facilities for proper management of cases.
“The cases keep on rising every day. We had just resumed our schools and colleges but due the lockdown, our studies will get really delayed. I am really worried about my studies.” Shrijana (name changed) shared. The girls had been attending their academic and extra-curricular classes regularly but are now worried about its continuation.
The challenges due to the pandemic still prevail, but the girls haven’t lost their hope. They continue to support their families and their communities and stay in touch with each other. “We have survived this before and we will survive it again. I know better times are ahead”, shares Sita.