One Year Ago... by fishers

One Year Ago...

One year ago today the first British case of Covid-19 was found in York, at the Staycity Aparthotel shown in this shot.

The York Press newspaper marked the anniversary with the following - " A year ago today, two people fell ill at a York hotel - and Britain started its chaotic slide into lockdowns, deaths, quarantines, masks, economic crises, overwhelmed hospitals and closed schools.

A Chinese national and a member of his family were taken to hospital from the Staycity aparthotel next to York Barbican by paramedics wearing white hazmat suits.

They suspected the pair might just have the new coronavirus which had been wreaking havoc in China. Tests quickly confirmed they were right: they were the first people in the UK to have contracted the disease. Suddenly, StayCity and then the University of York found themselves at the centre of a national media storm."

A year later and the battle against the virus is still being waged, although some progress has been made with treatments and more recently with vaccinations. Who would have thought a year ago that there was so much pain and suffering ahead.

Ian
I remember that so well and this aparthotel. We had no idea what was coming, did we?
January 29th, 2021  
Sad memories for this hotel
January 29th, 2021  
Powerful capture in more ways than one
January 29th, 2021  
Everyone is now remembering when the first case was detected where they live
January 29th, 2021  
Very powerful. Nobody could imagine a year ago what was going to happen
January 29th, 2021  
We couldn't imagine then how bad it would become 😣
January 29th, 2021  
How we all remember!
January 29th, 2021  
Indeed, your words are so true.. What a terrible 12 months.
January 29th, 2021  
Great capture of the building it all started
January 29th, 2021  
Who would have thought the world would change so much in one year.
January 29th, 2021  
It has been a very different year that's for sure
January 29th, 2021  
A strange year it has been.
January 30th, 2021  
Very thought provoking Ian, how the world has changed in a year. Who knew....
January 30th, 2021  
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Thank you all for your comments, they are very much appreciated.

Those first two Covid-19 cases were successfully isolated and treated. They recovered within a few days, and there was no further transmission of the virus from them. Things began to settle down, and then.....

Perhaps as well we didn't know the horror of what was to come.

Ian
January 30th, 2021  
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