Week 3 of Voluntary Self Isolation at StayHome

Sunrise in Pua, North Thailand

As there will not be any traveling in the next few months I will update you about living in Social Distance at StayHome during the Corona Crisis in Thailand. I started this StayHome thread on 22 March 2020 but actually since 15 March 2020 we are in a kind of self chosen isolation, we only go to town for shopping. This should be called day 20 but I will call it now week 3 ** at 11 April 2020, and I will make a new update every Saturday. As usual I will start with the air pollution. According to Air Visual we now have a US AQI of 80 (moderate) with an pm2.5 of 26.2 µg/m3 (where above 25 is actually unhealthy). And yes we had the last 2 days a not too bad air pollution, probably due to a lot of wind and rain in the Laos. Although some farmers nearby did burn their left-over crop. But we can see the mountains again and have an almost full sunset and sunrise. At 9:44am my air purifier in the bedroom (with open windows now) says pm2.5 of 50 µg/m3 with a temperature of 28℃ and a humidity of 60%. For postings about air quality in Thailand click AQI (Air Quality Index). Photo above is the bit late sunrise view at 7:00am this morning from our balcony. If you zoom in a bit you will see farmers working on their fields. No imagine that on bad air pollution days we could no see anything beyond the row of trees. Also not anything of the mountains!

Well as of our live is not much to tell, we sleep have breakfast, look TV, lunch, play Facebook, have dinner, look TV and go sleep again. Well last Monday we did some shopping at Tesco-Lotus and we did buy a lot of meat in a village 30 km away. And we did clean our bungalow Non Na Pua, because although it is closed it still gets dirty. Also we did put all blankets & pillows in plastic bags. As of looking TV we now have Netflix so we can look some movies now. And I figured out how to pay our AIS telephone bills and 3BB internet via my Internet-Banking. Now still have to figure out how to pay the PEA electric bill.

Nan province is one of the only few provinces in Thailand where there are not yet confirmed COVIV19 cases. So the local government is taking a lot of measurements to prevent that from happening. So all small roads into the province are blocked and at the only 3 main roads there are screening points. And all incoming people have to go 14 days in quarantine. And of course there is the national curfew from 22:00 to 4:00. And since 9 April to 19 April there is a ban on the sale of all alchohol. Luckily I was prepared for that as 2 weeks ago I bought already 30 cans of beer for my wife.

As of food it is lovely to be living between farmers, my wife gets chilli's, cucumbers, vegetables and corn all straight form the farmers nearby. And we have 2 papaya trees and a few banana trees in our own garden. As well some other herbs are growing in our garden. But we should have chickens also!!

** = If I later have to change from weeks to months then we are really fucked!


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