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What has been the most challenging part of Covid-19? 

Missing the social interaction and seeing people, socializing with them. Also working and everything that I had before.  It can go very different ways, that’s why I say that’s it’s uncertain…it’s interesting, everything is laying out right now... It can go back to where it was normal and it can go in a different way, we have to have a new norm which we don’t know yet what it is but at least we have started wearing masks now!

What has given you strength/ are there any unexpected positives from this time?

It actually made me realize what is very important in life, it made me connect with the people that I held very close, my family, my close friends that I didn’t talk to because I was working so many hours. I don’t have that lifestyle, to talk to everybody, at different times (home is Ethiopia).  And also at the same time it made me connect to myself, to see what’s around me, what’s going on and it made me slow down a little bit, to enjoy what’s right here

Who do you wear a mask for?

I wear it for everyone around me, to protect everyone, especially to those whose circumstances are to have it.  But also having respect for everybody, that everyone has to be comfortable around me.

Eyobed Fitiwe

39 years old

Restaurant Industry 

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