Monk Somchai's Oral History

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Title

Monk Somchai's Oral History

Synopsis

● Monk Somchai (pseudonym), a Buddhist monk, 43 years old, Lao
● Lockdown for two months
● Compulsory mask wearing
● Every year, an overnight New Year praying ceremony, a meditation retreat and a summer novice ordination ceremony are held, but because of Covid-19, these events have not been held.

Date Created

February 11, 2021

Index

Biography 1-3, see also ‘Job’
Border closures/restrictions 6, 18
Changes to daily routine
-Hygiene 7, 15-16
-Meals 7
-Space 7
-Work see ‘Job’
Comparison with other crises 9-10, 19
Daily life necessities
-Food 6-8, 13-14
Description of Covid-19 3, 9-10, 18
Financial impacts of Covid-19 16-17
Information sources on Covid-19 and related measures 3-5, 13
Job 5-9
Medical treatment for monks 15
Positive aspects of Covid-19 17-18
Post Covid-19 hopes 18-19
Psychological impacts 4-5, 11, 16
Relationships 17-18
Response measures for Covid-19
-Assistance for Covid-19 relief 13-14
-Government measures 6, 11-13
-Local measures 10
-Online learning 17
-Reactions to measures 11-12
Social media 13

Item sets

Monk Somchai's Oral History Monk Somchai's Oral History (translation)