GINTA – Let’s focus on the things we can do and remember what matters

(Image: Kent Simmons, CFJC)

DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK, you’ll hear from some people that they are making the best of their time and days in general, restrictions notwithstanding. Others will explicitly express their frustrations at the new restrictions.

The thing is, the new travel restrictions, in effect until May 25, were expected to be ever so drastic. Instead, we were presented with a map that looks friendly enough — if anything, a bit too friendly, some said.

The three zones are each of considerable size and thus the argument that they are rather travel-friendly at a time when everyone should stay in or as close to their community as possible. Of course, this puts small communities that are known tourist destinations in the middle of a tug-of-war like no other.

They need to keep the hospitality industry in their communities afloat and yet they cannot afford to become disease clusters either. We’ve seen it happen already and there is a risk that it will happen yet again given the nice weather and the generous size of the health zones.


Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at, or through her blog at

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