My name is Abdelrahman M. I am 28 years old and I am from Egypt. I live in Cairo and I am working as an SAP consultant with an SAP vendor in Egypt for about one year and a half.
About the situation with the COVID-19, everything was going very fine with my life and life for my family until the pandemic of coronavirus. For example, The management was first hesitant about giving us permission to work from home, as our nature of work is taking requirements from customers. They guarantee this option if the work stability is not affected. They permitted us and we started to work from home but that situation was not very comfortable for me. I prefer to work from my office. I consider myself a person who needs to be in contact with other people. I am a very sociable person.
In Egypt, the lockdown started on March 3. I have been working from home since this day. My mom went with my aunt to a place -a summer destination- since the start of the pandemic, to be isolated from crowded Cairo. I go to my mom once each week on the weekend to give them supplies and see them, then return back to my home. I currently live alone, I go to my sister each day to have lunch and return back before the curfew, this has been my routine until now.
Actually, this pandemic made me close to my family and also let me save money from my salary where it can be used later. However, it made my mother scared about returning back to Cairo in order not to get infected, and we cannot return to our normal life of enjoying several destinations or hang out with friends and family.