When President Trump announced the ban on travel from Europe last month, I was more than 3,000 miles away from my Norwegian childhood home, a 24-year-old photographer creating a life of my own in New York City.
"So it's in everybody's interest that things are going fine all over the place, because it might affect us," my mum mused. "So maybe we will be more responsible and more conscious about how we act towards other places in the world."
For me, I think we're facing a huge change. We've been treating this planet terribly for a long time, and I think we might come out of this as better people but also with a better planet.
But on a more personal level, even though I've sometimes felt restless and confined in my old home, this quarantine has given me a precious time with my parents.
I'm the journalist, but they interviewed me that night too. This is what I said.
"The best part is that I'm getting a lot closer to you guys, and I don't think I would ever get this close if it hadn't been for me literally being locked down in this house. ... And I think a lot of people will come out of this knowing the people they lived in the house with better. And I'm very grateful for that."