March 2020, 30% of the worlds population currently in lockdown, unable to to leave the house unless for essentials (food, medicine, keyworkers). Government guidance allows us one trip outside a day in order to excercise. Eerie runs through empty streets, suspicious glances at cyclists, dog walkers and the occasional vehicle. The lockdown prevents visits to friends locally but the inability to travel further afield hits harder. Businesses closed, schools closed. Week 1 of what looks like a very long haul. Seems very naive now to think 2020 couldn't be any worse than 2019. It's only March (26th). 578 Covid-19 deaths in the UK so far. One death in the village. 11,600 confirmed cases in the UK.