People Are Afraid of COVID-19, but Still Gather for Alcoholic Drinks 

Samnang and Sothie still could not get far away from the discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is still pretty much roaming around Cambodia. Many people have experienced mixed emotions, mainly bad emotion. Some were scared and some were worried. The two pals were discussing the feelings of fear. 



Samnang: Eh, Sothie! From what I have seen, some people still do not fear COVID-19. Do you fear it?



Sothie: If you ask me, I would say that I am both worried and scared of the virus. These two feelings, when combined, give me a sense of precaution. This is my idea. For some, I heard that they are very worried and scared. However, they seem to show very little precaution. 



Samnang: I have noticed quite the same thing. Some say they are very scared of the virus. But, at the same time, they are also overly-confident. They continue to eat out in crowded places without taking proper precaution like wearing a mask. Some even wrote “Stay home, stay safe!” on their social media. However, they just wrote for the sake of writing. They wrote it and they simply walked outdoor. 



Sothie: So, what about you? What is your thought on it?



Samnang: For me, I believe that being scared or worried about the virus is not enough. We have to be highly vigilant and adhere to the principle of sanitation. Every one of us has to contribute to slowing down the infection. It is our responsibility to help ourselves. Do not tell others that you are worried while you, yourself, become the agent of infection through the action of unnecessary outdoor activity. 



Sothie: Hmm! It is a difficulty, my friend. The virus is killing the life of the people as well as the life of the economy. We have no ideas what is going to happen. 



Samnang: Can you see? So far, the pandemic has already claimed seven lives in Cambodia. Also, many businesses are dead. This is not a normal situation.  


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