Saturday, February 04, 2023
By Natalia Tola
March: Gonzalo and Nicolas Maldonado watch the news in Quito, Ecuador, as new preventive measures for the virus are announced.
July: A seven-year-old Ecuadorian boy is ready to attend a dentist appointment for the first time this year. As businesses reopen, safety measures such as mask-wearing are put in place.
March: The view from a balcony overlooking Avenida Interoceánica, the once busy highway in Quito, Ecuador.
June: A woman walks around a closed mall in downtown Quito, Ecuador. This once popular area is now deserted.
June: Manuel Maldonado from Bermuda begins online summer classes. His parents have built a special classroom for him to work in for the upcoming fall semester of elementary school.
June: A mask-clad woman walks her dog in a park in Quito, Ecuador.
July: A woman receives groceries from a delivery service in Quito, Ecuador. As the closest supermarket has closed due to the number of coronavirus cases in the area, door-to-door services are now widely used.
July: A family meets over Zoom from four different countries (the United States, Ecuador, France and Mexico) for a child’s eighth birthday.