The deadly Corona Virus that has affected more than 95,000 people across the world has made the world come to a standstill. International travels have hit new lows, and Gulf countries have banned certain flights, shut down college and schools, besides canceling significant cultural events, including Ultra Festival at Abu Dhabi’s as we well K-pop concert Music Bank at Dubai’s Coca Cola Arena.
The UAE government has taken strict precautionary measures to keep the Covid-19 infections out, and a separate medical facility is being built in case the virus becomes a “global emergency.” The World Health Organization has called the ongoing outbreak a public health emergency, and China, where the outbreak started in late December, remains the worst affected country.
The precautions advised by WHO include staying home indoors, maintaining social distance, and regularly washing hands. Now that safety is in your hands, here are some of the fun things you can do at home to avoid boredom and panic.
Play indoor games with your family
Use this time of emergency to bond with your family and catch up with their lives. Play boardgames together and bring out that winning-streak in you. Some of the best mind-stimulating board games we recommend are:
- Scotland Yard
- Game of Life
- Cards Against Humanity
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Binge on Netflix
Now’s the time where binging on Netflix can be guilt-free and relaxing. With new shows coming up on the streaming network, it is a task to filter the binge-worthy ones. Here’s our list of the top 10 Netflix must-watch.
- Peaky Blinders
- The Witcher
- The Crown
- Queer Eye
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Stranger Things
- BoJack Horsemen
- Lock and Key
Set up a restaurant at home
Staying home may be all fun and games in the beginning, but it becomes a dull affair after the third day. So, in order to get the feels, set up a restaurant at home. You may even order your favorite meal from your favorite restaurant, provided you know the hygiene of the place. Use Uber Eats coupons, Deliveroo promo codes, and even The Entertainer coupons to order with the right discount codes for home deliveries.
Nurture your hobbies
Staying in can help you put your thoughts to perspective and nurture your hobbies. If you haven’t created your masterpiece, then here’s a good time. Slide away from the reality for once and paint your heart out, write that poem you always wanted to, make your own jewelry, and sing your favorite song. Do things now that you always wanted to- nurture your hobbies.
Learn a new skill
Keep positive and learn a new skill. There are ample of apps to teach you languages, watch tutorials on yoga, exercise with your family and do things that keep you positive, motivated and strong. If you aren’t too much of a reader, then get into the habit. We recommend these top 10 books of today.
- Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life
- War and Peace
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Great Gatsby
- The Book Thief
- Little Women
- Animal Farm
There’s very little that we can do, but to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, practice these measures advised by WHO.
Check coronavirus preventive measures to stay safe!