LOCKDOWN

TIMES LIVE

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Illustration for essays on Covid lockdown by author Yewande Omotoso. Extract: "To me, as with silence, self-isolation is as novel as teeth-brushing and rooibos tea. I work from home, apart from forays to the shops or to visit my family, I can go days and days and days without seeing a single person. Many dear to me, including my partner, live in other cities, other countries, we connect regularly using the plethora of applications available. I’m  accustomed to sitting at home and there are many others like me, our offices are wherever our laptops and Internet can co-exist. But what about those for whom sitting at home for 21 consecutive days seems unthinkable,..."