Main difficulties of remote work during quarantine
More than 1,500 people shared their complaints and concerns on Twitter. Here are the main ones.
This is perhaps the most common problem. Yes, remote work expands the possibilities. You no longer need to spend several hours on the way to the office and back or be distracted by noisy colleagues in the open space. But when you work day after day, week after week, without personal communication, you get a feeling of isolation. This is especially difficult for sociable people who need more communication.
The distinction between working and non-working hours
It is difficult to disconnect from work when the home and office is the same place. Especially if team members are in different time zones. There is a feeling that you are obliged to answer at any time of the day and agree to late video calls. Sometimes this is inevitable, but it is irrational to work regularly for 14 hours a day in the long run.
There are almost more of distracting things at home than in the office. Especially if you have children or pets. Mothers of two or more children are the one who are easily distracted during work hours at home, the needs of children always comes on the first place.
Talking with colleagues in the kitchen or near a water cooler is an inspiration to many. After all, not everyone shares their opinions in instant messengers, where they are visible to the whole team, and the text cannot be deleted. During personal communication, new ideas often arise, and not fully formed thoughts in the discussion process lead to unexpected decisions.
Video chat tools began to work much better, but there are still overlays: either the connection breaks, or the background noise makes it difficult to make out clear the speaker’s words. And in general, they are inconvenient for several people to communicate, because they were created for one-on-one meetings.
The feeling of less importance than those in the office
Lack of respect is not the most obvious minus of remote work, but it often arises in companies where personal communication is valued. Indeed, there are people who procrastinate at home. But their minority, and prejudice applies to everyone. Responsible employees because of this have once again to worry about the opinions of colleagues.
Americans, in circles. This is what social distance in New York parks looks like
This are new pictures from the favorite promenade areas of New Yorkers at the end of last week. In order to avoid overcrowding in the parks and to help comply with the rules of social distance, the authorities drew circles in which no more than six people could enter.
The New York authorities extended the recommendation to stay at home to the citizens of this state until mid-June, given that here alone the balance of infections with the new coronavirus exceeded 350,000 months, May 18, and the death toll had reached 28,325.
However, it did not stop New Yorkers from taking advantage of the beautiful weather to go for a walk. To help enforce the rules of social distance, police drew several circles in areas preferred by city dwellers and numerous patrols were sent to the field to discourage the formation of groups of more than six people.
Police also handed out protective masks to those who did not have them, given that for several days there has been talk of the excessive zeal of the New York City authorities towards people caught not respecting the rules of social distance.
The governor of New York relies on the common sense of the citizens to keep the spread of the new coronavirus under control. "I can't tell you what will happen. If people are smart, we will see increases in the number of diseases, but we will not see a peak, "said Andrew Como,.
How social distancing in restaurants is provided in different countries
Along with masks, social distance has become a real sign of the time of the pandemic, which changed the face of cities; especially in the recently opened restaurants.
Coronavirus forced to make social interaction more organized: to reduce the risk of infection, people should maintain a distance of one and a half to two meters.
The restaurant owners all around the world have new problems: in the opened establishments, you need to force guests to stay away from each other. Restaurateurs invent the most exotic ways. There are places where you will be put in a greenhouse or forced to dine in the company of an inflatable doll in a wig.
Restaurants have already opened in Germany, but visitors are required to maintain a social distance of 1.5 m. In Schwerin, the owners of one of the institutions found an original solution to the problem: guests are given special hats.
Foam "blades" do not allow people to approach each other closer than the distance established by law. Customers note that this, of course, is not too comfortable, but they are glad of the opportunity to have lunch again in the restaurant.
Arnold Schwarzenegger advices fans to stay home, while the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies.
The battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, celebrities are using their social networks to urge people to help stop the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who in a posted video is feeding his pet donkey and miniature pony in the kitchen, is consequently asking his fans to consider the safety of everyone around.
In the clip Schwarzenegger is spending quality time with Whiskey the pony and Lulu the donkey while staying at home, the celebrity is arguing that limiting time spent in public isn't all that bad.
"See, the important thing is that you stay at home, because there's a curfew now. No one is allowed out. Especially someone who is, like, 72 years old (referring to himself). After you are 65, you are not allowed out of the house anymore in California. So we stay home and we eat here," Schwarzenegger mentions.
The star is telling his furry friends: "We don't go out, we don't go to restaurants, we don't do anything like that anymore here."
Schwarzenegger told his 4.4 million Twitter followers that they are the one who can protect older people with weaker immune systems and not only, but everyone around so people will not contact the deadly virus.
"Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together," Schwarzenegger highlighted in his tweet.
Chlorine based disinfectant is one of the most powerful solutions that eliminates coronavirus from surfaces. The recipe is very simple and you can try it right at home. Here's what you have to do!
If you want to prepare your own disinfectant with which to sanitize your home, you will need to be very careful about how you use chlorine. Because it is a caustic substance, it should not be mixed with other solutions, but diluted only with water, in appropriate proportions. Here is the exact network and what you need to do!
How to prepare your own chlorine disinfectant. Recipe for home
The American Center for Disease Control recommends disinfecting surfaces in our home - tiles, wall tiles, linoleum, door handles, etc. - using a chlorine solution with a concentration of 1:50, ie 20 ml of chlorine per liter of water. This disinfectant, properly prepared, sanitizes surfaces and objects that we come into contact with daily, but does not affect our health. If you think this amount of chlorine is small, find out that it is actually more than enough for the complete elimination of coronavirus.
The tools you need:
You will need a spray container where you can keep the solution;
A graduated container to make the necessary measurements;
Household rubber gloves;
A nose and mouth protection mask. This way you will avoid inhaling chlorine vapors. If you do not have a mask, you can use a scarf, a handkerchief, a handkerchief, any textile material that will prevent you from inhaling the vapors;
Recipe for daily use
First of all, you must know that the disinfectant is prepared outdoors, or, if you do not live at ground house and do not have a yard, go to the balcony. If you do not have a balcony, prepare the solution in a very well ventilated room, with the windows wide open. Chlorine releases extremely toxic vapors. To make a solution with a concentration of 1:50 you need 20 ml of chlorine in 1 liter of water. Pour water into a basin, add chlorine, mix and use the solution for washing on the floor or for disinfecting other objects. The disinfectant can be used daily, and if it is more concentrated, it should be used once a few days.
The chlorine-based disinfectant is prepared according to a very simple recipe, but we must pay close attention to the quantities of chlorine and water we use. It is the most important aspect. If not, chlorine could seriously affect our health.
Who said quarantine should be boring? The sensational idea of a mother to avoid routine.
Who said that isolation at home during the COVID-19 pandemic must be boring, become a nightmare and a torment? Young mother Rachael Havenhand woke up locked up in the house with her two 8- and 5-year-old daughters and had a sensational idea.
While most of the countries are starting to each quarantine restrictions, there are still many families that are scared to go out and return to their old life. According to wordmeters.info, there are currently almost 5 million confirmed cases and more than 323.715 deaths, while around 2% of those people infected are either in serious or critical condition.
On top of the list, we see the US with 93,110 deaths, followed by the UK with 35,681 cases and Italy with almost 33.000 victims. The good news is that we see the number of new infections going down, which means that the quarantine restrictions that have been implemented are starting to take effect.
As the gyms and fitness centers are yet to stay closed for the foreseeable future, Rachael Havenhand (28) from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, is a fitness instructor and has been forced to stay home for two weeks now. Since mid-March, the British government has ordered the closure of cinemas and theaters.
Self-isolated overnight with her two daughters Gabriella (8 years old) and Florence (5 years old), Rachael took her cellphone and bought a lot of "decorative nonsense" from eBay. She did not spend more than 300 pounds and woke up to the door with over 200 kg of brightly colored objects.
Helped by the two little girls, the mother got on the job and turned the oppressive and colorful house anost in beige and cream shades into a real Barbie doll house.
"We spend a lot of time in the kitchen because here girls do their homework and here they spend 4-5 hours a day preparing snacks or food. So I started the decorations with the kitchen, then followed the hall, the living room, the stairs and the bedroom, ”Havenhand told the Daily Mail.
After the house was filled with colors, the mood of the house changed radically. The colors he used were pink, purple, green with several shades, blue, cherry and yellow.
And because the entire house has become a toy for the three housewives, they continue to use their creativity to the full and still paint the walls with abstract shapes and childish designs, which, later, Mother Rachael transforms into murals. Obviously, after the girls fall asleep.