Coronavirus and Picnic

Written by: Najia Nijat

Yasir and his sister, Sana go to the castle. Yasir says to Sana that he promised his friends to go with then to a picnic. Sana says that this is not a good time for the picnic but Yasir gets angry. Meanwhile, Lalo Mama comes and greets his guests and he takes them inside the castle.

Lalo Mama asks about their arguments. Sana shares the issue of going Yasir to the picnic with his friends.

Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


In the window, the members of a family are infected with coronavirus. The mother of the family says that she doesn’t know why they got coronavirus because they have not gone anywhere in the time of quarantine. The father of the family has also the same opinion. Meanwhile, the sun of the family enters the room and says that his uncle’s family members have gotten coronavirus too and they are the cause of our coronavirus. The mother says that they have not gone to their house and they have not come to our house either. The boy says that some days back, he had gone with his cousin to a picnic. His cousin was suffering from throat ache and he was sneezing too but he says that is suffering from an ordinary illness. I realized that he had gotten coronavirus and I got from him and I transferred the virus to my house.

Lalo Mama closes the window. Yasir says that he gets bored at home. Lalo Mama opens another window.


In the window, the reporter of the castle says that some juveniles do not go to the picnic or a crowd, and then she talks to some juveniles about coronavirus and picnic.

Matiullah, a resident of Qarabagh district, Kabul province says, “Some days ago, some of my friends wanted me to go with to Istalif (a picnic area) but denied. I thought if any of them was infected with coronavirus, the virus would transfer to me and I would transfer it to my family, therefore I preferred to stay at home.”

Nadir Khan, a resident of Kabul city says, “When I have heard about the spread of coronavirus, I do not go to a party, picnic and playing to prevent the transfer of coronavirus.”

Lala Mama closes this window too. Yasir promises that he would also stay at home till the end of coronavirus and he says that he would inform his other friends too from this issue.