By Delia Chatoor
As a child in the 50s and 60s, I was aware of the various states of emergencies called to quell labour disturbances and was a teenager for the 1970 Black Power. I was away for the 1990 upheaval but was kept fully briefed on events. These occurrences by and large affected only the country and even with curfews, there was a great appreciation of the importance to be responsible and follow instructions.
COVID-19, however, is unique in that it is affecting most of the global community and with no known vaccine, rapid spread and greater uncertainty, it is understandable why strict regulations have been introduced and why countries are closing/have closed their borders.