Update: 19.03.2020 15:31
Strasbourg – Czech handball player Kristyna Mike seems to be in a sci-fi movie these days. The thirty-two-year wing of Truchtesheim, France, around Strasbourg, like other people in the country, had to go into strict domestic quarantine, and it was difficult to cope with the situation. The Alsatian metropolis has become a ghost town.
“I am still not able to understand the current situation. I feel like we are part of a sci-fi movie. I feel sad about all this,” Mika said, formerly known as Salčáková.
“The measures came here as everywhere gradually. Now it is a nationwide quarantine announced for at least two weeks. If you want to leave the house, you must have a declaration of honor, for what purpose you decided so. If you do not have it outdoors with you, you are in danger of a fine, “added the player of the second league club.
People disappeared from the streets of bustling Strasbourg. “Last weekend, the city was full of people, this week it became a ghost town. The government declared a state of emergency, nationwide quarantine, and people began to understand the gravity of the situation. Of course they took supermarkets by attack. The first mobile military hospital to be built. and worried about what to do next, “Mika said.
Local elections were held in France on the weekend and schools were closed on Monday. At that time, dozens of people died of COVID-19 in the country. “I was really surprised to know how fast everything was going on in the Czech Republic. The elections were on Sunday and President Macron will be in full quarantine on Monday. What to say?
She originally planned to try to return to the Czech Republic. “France was two or three days behind in its decisions compared to the Czech Republic. The idea of an immediate return home to the Czech Republic came to my mind immediately. We were considering it, but that decision would carry great risks,” she said.
“We wouldn't know what the trip would bring, we could endanger our family health, we have health insurance in France, we would spend the entire time in quarantine, just like here. It's hard, we're close to worried, Fortunately, we are in daily contact with families over the Internet, “she said.
Like other athletes, he trains at home and waits for the fate of the season. “Who knows if the league will even finish. We're trying to keep fit by home workout, our living room has partially turned into a gym, I was still running in the countryside on Monday,” Mika said.
In these days, she was supposed to prepare for the European qualification against Sweden, which was to be her 150th national team match, in Zubri with the national team. “I was looking forward to the atmosphere there, that my family, friends and acquaintances would be there. Unfortunately, everything has changed differently, the situation is really serious. I hope everything will calm down soon and we will successfully finish the national season in early June. the games were supposed to finish, “she added.