Citizens all over the world are living a complete nightmare these days due to this virus. A really weird situation unforeseen by the whole world is about to change the live we know forever according to some relevant politicians and experts.
Regarding Madrid, it is especially awkward because this city is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, one of the preferred cities by foreigners and visitors with tourists all the time. Full of small apartments or flats plenty of people, Madrid is no longer the best city to live in during this historic moment. Consequently, if we live this situation again in October, as the President warned, maybe people start looking for bigger houses out of Madrid to survive several months with good economic and mental conditions.
Future is totally uncertain and companies do not know anything about how to plan the upcoming months. Several sectors are severely damaged like tourism with 12 per cent of overall national GDP. A campaign is starting to promote national tourism this year to try to minimize the devastated effects of this pandemic in the sector and also in terms of employment.
However, the worst thing is the new world order announced by several significant leaders all around the world. Apparently, according to them we have to get used to new ways of life due to this virus or new ones in the near future. We do really hope they are totally wrong in order to continue with our traditions.
To sum up, coronavirus or its consequences will represent at least a nightmare in our lives or maybe the end and the beginning of a new lifestyle.
Juan Antonio Corbalán Liarte
This article was written for the English course (C2.1) at the Official School of Languages «Jesús Maestro» in Madrid.