By Snigdha Bansal, photos by Giuseppe Abrignani and European Union
As the world grapples with the COVID -19 pandemic, Denmark has found itself under a lock down for more than three weeks now. The measures taken by the government to curb the spread of the disease have also brought life to a standstill for many of us. Be it students or professionals, most people have found themselves restricted to the four walls of their homes, advised to step out only for essential tasks such as grocery shopping. If you’re an international locked down in another country, it can heighten the feeling of being “in-between”, never completely in one place. When you’re in a different country, life is made easier by days out spent with friends, cups of coffee, or sourcing your favourite food from specific stores. However, under a lock down, you must forgo those luxuries that make you feel closer to home. We asked some internationals in Aarhus how they’re coping with the lock down, what they miss about Aarhus pre-COVID, and what the days post the initial toilet paper-runs have looked like.
This video presents general views of Milan, Cremona, Bergamo, and Perugia in Italy, during the Coronavirus outbreak; empty parks and children playgrounds, desert subway stations and airport, queues at supermarkets and pharmacies, protective masks manufacturing, as well as hospital emergency services (video: European Union, 2020).