Dutch in Melbourne: “This new lockdown we did not arrive ‘

It will be a nightmare for many people: return must be in lockdown. For Dutch in the Australian metropolis of Melbourne is the harsh reality of this week. “It’s more intense than last time,” said Laura and Diko.

“It is strange that we should sit back at home, but I think even if: It’s just nothing else that we were going I do not see really coming back into lockdown I understand that the virus is now mainly interspersed under. families and groups of people. the first lockdown names of people especially it from abroad. ”

“Of course it’s annoying that you have not allowed your friends and the hospitality is closed again. But I think the majority of Australians will understand. We have to. How else do we get the virus under it?”

“I am two years ago went to Australia to do a PhD. Since April I have been working at home. In fact, everyone works here since that time at home. I got lucky a good home, just outside the centre, with a small garden. May be fine working from home, so in itself, it is fine to keep up. But six weeks is obviously long. ”

“We are allowed to go outside for necessary things. And may you exercise outside to be happy. I’m so much cycling and running. As the weather is not good, it is about 10 degrees or so. Tonight too much. That corona belly should be off eh.

“Last October, I have my family in the Netherlands last seen. I do not think they are going to see this year. We Skype a lot and realize that anything is different. But it is crazy.”

“I went ago to Australia for two years to travel and work. The corona outbreak, I lost my job as a retail manager in a motorcycle shop in Melbourne. I had a temporary visa until September and zero hours’ contract, so I did not get any benefit. I, therefore, could not pay my rent and had to actually return to the Netherlands. ”

“I could Monday to get a flight, just proclaimed the new lockdown. I had not seen it coming. In hindsight, I’m very glad that my flight took. I had kept my spontaneous return secret. Funny that I everyone Netherlands could surprise. ”

“The flight was a very strange sensation. 27 hours I have a plastic hood sat dude. But I’m glad I’m back. An English friend of mine who is still in Melbourne wanted to go home, but can not. She’s now fixed. the lockdown conversation is extremely popular with my Australian friends. It has an impact on everyone’s life. ”

“I’m in Amersfoort with my parents. What will I do? I prefer to go travelling again, but yes, it is quite difficult in these times. But first, break from the jet lag and see everyone again.”

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