Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province of China.1 On 30 January 2020 the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 epidemic a public health emergency of International concern. By 1 March 2020, the overall number of people confirmed with COVID-19 in China had reached 80 174 and a total of 2915 people had died of the disease.2
Every body know the activities in the world became slow down begun in the earlier of this year. With the unique year number 2020, the human population in the world reduce very significant. This is because SARS Covid-19 epidemic virus from Wuhan, China. Spreading and un-control coincided during Chinese New Year. Unfortunately, that was the perfect time to trigger the button of the bomb. Because almost all Chinese people going back to their home town to wet their family. After that, they back to their daily live for work or others. This is my opinion how the virus spreading fast. But, I believe no one in the world want to made chaos like this. The SARS Covid-19 virus don’t care who you are, gender, age, social, religion, and geography.
Starting January, one by one countries and cities implemented the quarantine and lock down their territories to force down the infection of the virus. Hence, the activities in the world became slow down. The big affected sectors are tour and travels, air lines, hotels, attraction, and small kiosk. A lot of people lost their jobs as well due to the company reduce the man hour to balance their cash flow.
How if you stranded in the lockdown country?
Since each countries implement the lock down, a lot of people stuck in that countries. Because the flight routes were missing from the list. And your visa automatic extend until further notice by government. If you still have money, you may survive. But how if you just have limit budget ?
Embassy – You may contact your embassy to get the update information and suggestion. They might busy with ordinary task and get extra task to support question regarding this pandemic. Of course typical question like yours.
Airport – If you know the government of the country you are visited will be banned the international flight in few days. You must go to the airport to ask the nearest flight schedule back to your country. Don’t car about how much money needed, flight first and meet with your family.
Be local worker – You can go to local people in the village to ask a job. They not much affected with this pandemic. On the contrary, their products are more needed to supply to the town for quarantine. May be you can help them as a farmer, fisherman, hunter, etc. At least you still get the food and shelter to survive.
Travel insurance – For few days, maybe they can cover your claim. But, they also got same claim from almost of their client. Believe they could not cover it 100%. If I was wrong, you are lucky to got it.
Current knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 is that the virus has diverse routes of transmission and there are also now reports of virus transmission from asymptomatic individuals. It is difficult to check without PCR test. But now the WHO approved the vaccine to injected as soon as possible.
The tour and travels, hotels, air lines now operate with implement the health protocol like using masker for every one include the visitors and crews. They also provide hand sanitizer, thermal check, do the social distance, and some request the health declaration with negative rapid test or PCR Swabb Test.