Kevin Sciberras

The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to the emptying of public spaces around the world. Governments have put measures in place restricting people’s movements and ordering the closure of non-essential shops. So strict lockdowns required most people to remain at home. On the other hand, humans have a biological need to be in social groups as well as a physical need for human contact. Throughout history, humans have built relationships and communities in order to survive and to thrive. But since the outbreak of Covid-19, people have been deprived of the companionship of others and human connection. We all know that the spread of Covid-19 with its social distancing restrictions has contributed to loneliness. The period of self-isolation has definitely impacted so many people. We have been living in our cocoons. Our own homes have become our natural habitats.