Re-known Citizen TV managerial editor Jamillah Mohamed has been met with the unimaginable in her trip abroad after things turned unexpectedly, due to stringent Covid regulations, leading to a separation with the son.
This is after the journalist traveled with her 16-year-old son to the Country keen to see him through his admission process after landing a scholarship to further his education abroad.
She had hoped to cope with the laid down covid-19 protocols, only to be met with stricter regulations.
Once there, the authorities directed the duo to stay in their separate hotel rooms and never to have any physical contact for the next two weeks, as part of quarantine restrictions.
“I understood the precautions and why this had to happen but still, it was painful to hug him knowing that I would not be able to do it again for 14 days. We said goodbye and went into our separate but adjacent rooms,” Jamila recounted.
Separated by the walls the two have to cope with their new normal, only catching up on the phone. As of today, they had done 6 days and had 8 more days to go.
“So far so good, these four walls of my hotel room and I are BFFs now. It’s clean, warm, and comfortable. My son next door is also coping well.
“We talk on the phone 10 times or more every day. He is always calling to remind me to pick my meal outside the door. Or to discuss meals we are not familiar with,” she noted.
They are to give their daily updates to the Canadian authorities on the monitoring App regarding their temperatures and symptoms.
She added that they also chat on the balcony under masks with the biting cold limiting their contact time.
Meals are provided to term at intervals 3 times a day and leave the dishes outside for collection later.
“Meals are provided three times a day at specific times and the food is left outside our rooms..a knock..and we have to count to 30 before opening the door, masked of course,” she explained.