With the exception of the news on tv, everything was similar to a couple of days spent at home. But by the end of the first week, it was already clear that we were experiencing something completely new.
The fact that I continued to work at the newspaper, often in places possibly exposed to the virus, brought some fear and anxiety to levels that I had never experienced before. I remember what it was like to come home after work. The nights of those first weeks were of intermittent sleep. I would wake up agitated and walk through my daughter and son's beds, just to feel if they were ok.
I always kept a camera loaded with film next to me and on some of those nights, I would find comfort in photographing them while they slept.
The state of emergency would be extended two more times, lasting until May 2.