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People need to take COVID-19 seriously

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:08 AM
An advertising figure for COVID-19 rapid test stands in front of a small test centre in Frankfurt, Germany.
An advertising figure for COVID-19 rapid test stands in front of a small test centre in Frankfurt, Germany.

THE EDITOR, Madam:

On Sunday morning, right after dropping my mother, who is a nurse, to work, I noticed something that shocked me. I saw on a field adjacent to the hospital grounds at least 30 men playing football in what seemed to be an organised training.

As we all know, football is a contact sport and one which cannot be played with a mask on. I was a bit taken aback, but I tried to understand. I am someone who loves football and I miss being able to meet up with friends to ‘knock leather’. However, I do know that if I carelessly exposed myself to coronavirus and infected my sick grandmother, and if she doesn’t survive, I would miss her a lot more than I miss football.

I am imploring all persons who are fed up and miss the various social activities that they used to enjoy before the pandemic, to try to care for others a little. Do it for your loved ones, or even strangers who are strong enough to fight the virus. Don’t wait until COVID-19 hurts someone close to you for you to take it seriously.

PAYTON PATTERSON