I live in Ireland – the government announced the closure of all schools, universities, and cultural institutions (libraries, museums etc).
Mobile phone networks went down briefly after the announcement.
Panic buying at grocery stores lead to short-term shortages of items like toilet paper, diapers, bread, pasta, and noodles.
I’m privileged enough to work from home, I’ll be fine. My main concern would be for my grandparents living in a care home.
The issue facing a lot of my peer group is how they’re going look after their kids while schools are closed, but they’re still required to go to work – and creches and childcare facilities are closed too.