Unprecedented times by gilbertwood

Unprecedented times

In the 100 years that the Great Ocean Road has been created, never has the 12 Apostle site been closed. But with corona virus it has all changed! We are not allowed to have outdoor gatherings of over 500, so the Government decided to close the access to this amazing sight!! Luckily all other places are still open as there were still quite a few people out and about - but certainly no busloads of tourists! This is a photo from last year.
Our Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument closed first. Now everything is closed but our National Parks. We cannot have groups of more than ten, malls are closed, all restaurants are closed. We can order food and get curb side pickup though. . Honestly the South Koreans did this right, the very first week they shut everything down. They have had much better results in controlling the disease than we have had so far. This is a real world crisis.
March 21st, 2020  
Lovely image- the UK has closed all schools, pubs, restaurants, gyms etc so it's getting serious now. I only hope everybody here understands the severity and self isolates then we can get rid of this virus as soon as possible. Take care everybody
March 21st, 2020  
There's at least a metre between each apostle. Whats the issue!!
March 21st, 2020  
@louannwarren I hope the national parks also close. At Carlsbad Caverns, the trails are so steep that one must use the handrails, and the visitors are from all over the world. Where our son works at Canyonlands NP in Utah, the only medical facility is in the tiny village of Moab, and all the tourists make it so that the residents cannot get an appointment. There are many rock climbing and traffic accidents in the area.
March 21st, 2020  
Beautiful photo, sad times.
March 21st, 2020  
Stay safe Denise. I wonder if we have acted quickly enough to flatten curve?
March 21st, 2020  
Great photos...Stay safe.
March 21st, 2020  
stunning capture, hope you stay safe.
March 21st, 2020  
Stay safe, Be Well
March 21st, 2020  
Lovely image Denise, its the same the world over look after yourself and stay safe:)
March 21st, 2020  
It will all be worth the angst and worry if these measures work to prevent what's happening in Italy and Spain. It's such a dreadful situation. I hope you are staying well. :)
March 21st, 2020  
@pusspup Love your light-hearted response to this :) Hope you are safe and well.
@robz @merrelyn Lets hope Australia has acted early enough to contain this virus to a manageable level. Stay safe in your states :)
@louannwarren @lyndamcg @jackies365 @seattlite @ludwigsdiana @rontu @pcoulson We're all in this together across the world. Please stay safe wherever you all are :)
March 21st, 2020  
@janeandcharlie I agree with you about the parks closing. Sounds like a nightmare for your son 😔
March 21st, 2020  
Wonderful shot
March 21st, 2020  
Such a beautiful spot
March 22nd, 2020  
Awesome capture.
March 23rd, 2020  
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