I will be posting regular updates on how the coronavirus crisis is effecting my local area and the UK as a whole. It’s become clear over recent weeks that the virus is having a huge impact across the world and now in Second Life.
Today my health is very good and I hope it will continue that way during this outbreak. I live in North Devon in the southwest of the UK and it’s in lock down along with the rest of the UK. I work at the supermarket and I still have to go work (see #4 in list below). The cases and deaths have been low so far in Devon.
Here are the UK lockdown measures which came into effect this week. The lockdown is due to last 3 weeks but it’s most likely going to be extended for months. More restrictions could be in full force in the weeks ahead.
I’m staying at home as much as possible with perhaps the odd occasion doing exercise (a little walk), shopping (basic top ups) and working..
Nearby towns near me are like ghost towns with closure signs on every shop window. The local transport and other key services are running ok at the moment.
Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
The number of people who have died with coronavirus in the UK has now reached 1, 019. So far there have been 17, 086 cases and it’s set to rise further. It’s heartbreaking hearing more people across the world are dieing every day.
I plan on blogging more and being in Second Life more going forward. I have added some helpful coronavirus links and the latest breaking news on the right side of my blog.
According to the Second Life Grid Survey the maximum daily concurrency in #SecondLife reached 56, 148 on 22nd March 2020. The median daily concurrency average at the moment is around 42, 000. It’s getting a little higher every week but no huge peaks in the max daily concurrency yet due to the current Coronavirus crisis.
If things get worse in the next few weeks and months then I think the Second Life daily concurrency levels will go up due to the strict lockdowns across the world. If any new huge peak occurs soon then I will blog about it.
What do you think the concurrency levels will be in the weeks and months ahead ?
There are many virtual cities in Second Life worth visiting for those that are in lockdown in real life due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are many attractions to enjoy with friends without no restrictions or having to panic.
There are many cool international places worth exploring on the Second Life Destination Guide like London City, Paris Eiffel, Japan, Rio, The 1920s Berlin Project and Moscow.
There are great real life 3D replicas of famous landmarks and locations in Second Life. These include Hollywood, Brighton (UK), Kattinge (Denmark), Vieux Colmar (France), Barcelona Virtual, Oahu Vacation Resort, Lake Tahoe Ski Resort, Tower Bridge, Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, New Cardiff, Rieri – Town in Tokyo and Dachstein West.
There are places like the Eiffel Tower, Hampshire Harbour, The Great China Wall, St. Louis Arch, Bay City, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Terra Egypta and Guadalajara Mexico which will be a great adventure for everyone.
A new special information area on Coronovirus (COVID-19) in Second Life has been set up at the WBH Grove of Wisdom/ Health Hacienda on Inspiration Island. You can read the statistics and basic facts about the virus inworld thanks to Briellr Coronet.
This area will be kept updated regularly. Please spread the word and direct your friends here.
I think there should be more virus info places like this around Second Life during this crisis.
Today the coronavirus outbreak has turned into a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Everyone is talking about this virus and its alarming how fast its spreading around the world.
The NHS said the symptoms of Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 include a cough, high fever and shortness of breath.
On the Second Life Marketplace there are three pages of Coronavirus items including a mask, survival bag, clothing, toilet paper and more. To be honest on this occasion the lab should take these items off the Second Life Marketplace as this should be left in real life.
Its unclear if the Coronavirus will have any impact with Second Life in the weeks and months ahead in terms of more active users or in world events etc. Its serious and everyone should be preparing.
I’m in the south west part of the UK and yes there have been cases in the county area. My local town has not been affected so far. I’ll blog if this changes.
As of today 8 people have died in the UK. 460 people have tested positive in the UK. Sadly there will be more cases and deaths before it gets better.