With this blog post, we want to give people from around the world and from different backgrounds the opportunity to tell their personal stories in times of the Corona pandemic. Today's report reaches us from Latvia. It describes various problems and changes that have emerged as a consequence of the Corona pandemic. For example, it is extremely difficult or even impossible to get medical appointments, and the freedom to travel has also been severely restricted. Particularly if you have close relatives abroad, this can be very stressful. What is special about this week's post is that we can listen to it in Latvian and English. We hope you enjoy this week's post.
Because the Corona pandemic has now reached all the countries of the world and is impacting the lives of the majority of the world’s population, we, two students of Cusanus University, are interested in learning about people in other places of the world beyond what the media has covered. The aim is to enter into a socially relevant dialogue at the interface between academic scholarship and society, and to authentically provide different perspectives. With this goal in mind, we want to ask people from different regions of the world to offer their own interpretations, their own narratives of the current situation. The blog posts are displayed in alphabetical order of regions, countries and cities. Note: The information provided here represents the individual opinions and individual experiences of those persons interviewed.