Our government is a little stressed at the moment, perhaps more than a little, not really knowing what the best thing to do is to protect us all from Mr. Covid 19. However, there is a new strategie. Wearing masks is a must when entering a closed space such as a shop or other premises, but on the street, it is your own decision. There is an exception when it is market day, we then all have to wear a mask. We have been told that police will now be patrolling more.
This photo was taken a day after the announcement. In the middle of town a police van with four masked police standing next to it. They were not arresting anyone, as we were all doing the right thing, but I have a strange feeling that we are slowly becoming a police state.
Yesterday as I was leaving the store there was a police van parked on the street. A masked police officer was busy doing something next to the van. I walked past and decided to strike up a conversation.
“I have never seen so many police in town over the past week. Is it because of the virus?+
The policman stopped his work and gave me an answer. He seemed to be quite happy that someone showed interest in his work.
“No, not really” he said, “we just like to keep an eye on things.”
“But Solothurn is such a quiet market town, and we have no Mafia organisations-“
“You would be surprised.” was the answer.
“Have a nice day” he said as we said goodbye.
Sometimes it is quite good to have a conversation with the police, It gives them a feeling that they are doing a good job.FOWC with Fandango: Arrest