What THREE things couldn’t you live without in quarantine? Home-bound Australians share the items they need to stay sane – from Netflix and FaceTime to greasy snacks
- Thousands across the globe are self-isolating’ or in quarantine to slow COVID-19
- In a Facebook thread, many shared the three things they couldn’t live without
- Many were related to being connected, like the internet and FaceTime
- However, others said they couldn’t live without their dogs or wine or coffee
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Men and women who are either self-isolating or in quarantine due to the spread of coronavirus have shared the three things they couldn’t live without.
While many countries are not in full ‘lockdown’ mode, thousands across the globe are practising ‘social distancing’ and staying at home to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19.
Wine, dogs, Netflix and coffee were some of the most popular suggestions that people wanted with them, with many saying FaceTime is the most important invention during these times.
Men and women who are self-isolating or in quarantine due to the spread of coronavirus have shared the three things they couldn’t live without including Netflix and FaceTime (stock image)
Many said their dogs were the most important things for them, and urged others to foster or adopt at this time (stock image)
What were the most popular items?
* The internet
‘Thank God for FaceTime,’ one woman wrote.
‘I’ve had to make the call to stop seeing my son from Wednesday onwards for a while, and it’s been absolutely key.’
Another said it’s the internet that is key as ‘how screwed would we be if the internet went down’.
‘I am in quarantine,’ one woman from Perth wrote.
‘I have 10 days to go [and have learned] my phone, my internet connected laptop and cinnamon scrolls are key.’
Office workers reveal their ‘new colleagues’ include their adorable (but distracting) pets
Staff from across the globe have shared pictures of their bemused pets infiltrating their work space as they make the most out of working from home.
From craving attention to taking a snooze on their working owner’s lap, these sweet pictures show the best part of being banned from the office amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As employees shared their imaginative home office set ups, others uploaded pictures of their adorable pets being the best kind of distraction on a Twitter thread. Here FEMAIL brings you some of the best.
Samoyed/Corgi mix Koda lives with his owner Mathieson in Toronto. Here he’s having a peek over the laptop keyboard to see if his master has finished working yet
Sofi Ameli, from San Francisco, shared a photograph of her golden retriever Emmett taking a nap on her husband Nate’s lap while he worked away on his laptop
Jamie Boyd D, from Yorkshire, shared this sweet image of his dog lying down between his two laptops as he worked at home
Meghan Feeley, from the US, shared this sweet snap of her pet dog resting its chin on the keyboard of her laptop
Hadley King, a senior research associate at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC, posted this picture of his cat taking over his office space
Broadcaster Linden Kemkaran shared a photograph of her cat sitting next to her while she worked. Apparently the cat, who lives with her in Kent, was purring so loudly she could be heard over Skype
One man from Kent posted a picture of his tortoiseshell cat joining him on the sofa where he was working with his laptop
This man from Glasgow, Scotland shared this sweet photo of his Italian Greyhound checking in to see if he’d finished working
Others said while some were hoarding the likes of toilet roll, pasta and rice at the supermarket, they were off stockpiling wine (stock image)
It wasn’t just the likes of Netflix, the internet and FaceTime that people said were essentials though, but food items like coffee, milk, wine and cheese as well as greasy snacks.
‘My dog is my universe,’ one woman posted, with others adding that their pets have also been crucial to keeping them sane during this time.
‘I’m thinking maybe people who have no dog should consider fostering at this time,’ another said.
Others turned to chocolate, coffee, cheese and milk as their food staples during the coronavirus outbreak (stock image)
Many said they were the ones buying wine and beer while others started hoarding food and preparing for lockdown with dried pasta, rice and bread.
‘Alcohol is my sanity right now,’ one said.
‘I’m dangerously close to the fridge,’ another said.
The number of coronavirus cases in Australia rose by a record number to 1,886 on Monday with seven dead, and is now doubling every two to five days.