Last week a neighbour told me that one of the shops in this village would have been sold out, emptied. I usually take his stories with a grain of salt and so did not fully believe him. Later my codriver told me that she together with her husband went to a (different) local supermarket to buy some groceries, and found the market emptied from basic stuff : No more vegetables, rice, noodles, canned foot etc. She jokingly asked a clerk where the toilet paper was, and the answer was that they are sold out not only on this commodity, but on anything : What is left was in the shop, the storage was empty.
What do my fellow Franconians expect ? Weeks of isolation ? Nothing indicates that such a stern step would be necessary here. As I understand, in Europe only Northern Italy has put cities and areas in quarantine. And amazingly something similar seems to happen in the USA in the region of Seattle. I found interestingly not much information about this : What does “red zone” mean, when was this declared, and how are the numbers ? Perhaps this is all easily accessible on the web, but I did not find it when I looked last Sunday. I think the virus is mighty un-impressed by this.
This Sunday Music is the aria Dormi o fulmine di guerra by SCARLATTI performed by the countertenor Filippo MINECCIA (about), accompanied by the Ensemble Matheus under J.-C. SPINOSI (Ger., Eng.). I hope you enjoy the music. May the Kriegesblitze finally go to rest, so that we can enjoy a peaceful week.