Vikingur: I’ve done 69 days quarantine in 11 monthsUncategorized
The Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson has been talking to Sky News:
‘What would usually be a one or two-day trip often became a seven-day trip or nine days or something like that. In the beginning it was quite luxurious almost because the airports were completely empty, you always had the seat row [on the plane] for yourself…’
One psychological thing that’s very interesting is that when you have so much time in quarantine, you start to feel a bit like persona non grata in society,” he says. “You start to feel a little bit like poison, like you are not to be touched. Which is true, in a way.” Isolation at a hotel in Norway was strict. “I basically stayed in my room and I was allowed one walk a day. It’s interesting how your notion of freedom completely changes when you go through this again and again and again. The psychological impact is hard to describe.”
Meals were served three times a day. “It was a very nice hotel but they had a quarantine menu for us in the quarantine wing, and that was more like bad hospital food. They would knock on my door and leave the tray on the floor and I would open it and see them sort of running away.”
Was yours worse?